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From Hist. Coll., Essex Inst., Volume XVTI, No. 1. 


j - 1880. 





£ 6$t bo^ : 

Emmerton , James Arthur 

Gleanings from English records 
about New England families ^communica- 
ted by J. A •Emmerton and H. P. Waters* 
147p.O. Salem c 'Hass. 3 Salem Pr. 1880 
(From Hist. coll. Essex inst. v. XVII ,no. 1 ) 

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ngc 2, last line, dele 1588. 

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bgc 138, for Vicg. read 

age 147, for YiEu, read Vicq. 







The accompanying notes were gathered chiefly at the 
Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, Strand, 
the Public Record Office, Fetter Lane, and the British 
Museum, Bloomsbury, while on a visit in Loudon during 
the summer and fall of 1879. They were written mostly 
with a pencil, and done in groal haste in order (o cover as 
much ground in as short lime as possible. No claim 
therefore is made for entire accuracy, though ii is hoped 
that very few essential mistakes will be found. They are 
put forward rather as hints and clews, with a view to 
promote further research and in the hope that they will 
lead to additional discoveries that shall result in the inter- 
weaving of new strands into the great bond of kinship 
which unites the New World to the Old. 

In order that those interested in the various names 
referred to may know where to look for the full text of 


any record of which an abstract is licrc given, the refer- 
ence, in almost every case, is appended to such abstract, 
indicating", if a will, the book and leaf, and, it' an inqui- 
sition or tine roll, the regnal year and part and number. 
Most of the wills examined were recorded in the Preroga- 
tive Court of Canterbury ; a few extracts were made from 
the records of the Consistory and the Commissary Courts 
of London, and the references in these latter cases indi- 
cate which Registry is meant ; where no such indication 
is given the registry of the Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury is to be understood. Besides the wills thus referred 
to, a very slight examination was made of the old Pich- 
mondshire wills (now kept in Somerset House), the 
Devonshire wills (at Exeter) and the Yorkshire wills (at 

Appended to some of these abstracts will be found 
more or less copious notes made up from the (rather 
scanty) resources at hand in Salem, and added with the 
hope of exciting an interest in other investigators who 
may have larger means or better opportunities to extend 
these investigations. 


Maude Croumwell, late wife of Richard Croumwell 
and executrix of the will of Hugh Alye, citizen and 
wever of London dee'd (1533) ; son John Alye and 
daughter Elizabeth Alye; Hugh Alye buried in St. 
Mildred's; to Roger Curwen, citizen and cutler of Lon- 
don, and my cousin Elizabeth his wife; Adam Alye of 
Tytcnhanger. [Hoyen, L. 26, .] 


John Aspinrill, of Norwich, chapman; 17 Dec., 1588, 

proved 8 June, 1588; brother Thomas ; one of the wit- 
nesses was Thomas Gardner. [Rutland, L. 38."] 

An interesting combination of names in view of the fact that the 
Aspinwall and Gardner Families have always been neighbors in Muddy 
River (Brookline) since the first settlement. 


The first of this name met with in the records was — 
Richard Raich, whose will (in Latin) of 12 May, 1495, 
was proved 27 May, 1495. He directs his body to he 
buried in the ancient chapel of the blessed virgin Mary, 
within the parish church of St. Andrew of Farnham, 
next the body of his father. He leaves to Matilda, relict 
of William Balche, a tenement in which she is living- for 
term of life, and after her death to Nicholas Balche, son 
of the said William and Matilda, his heirs and assigns. 
Other legatees are his wife, Isabella, daughter Florence 
(wile of Henry) Quynby, and John and Margaret Batch 
children of the aforesaid William Batch. Thomas and 
Edmund Palmer and William and Alexander Cooke are 
also mentioned. [ Vox, L. 21.1 

Inquisitio post mortem William RalcJie, taken at Welles, 
Co. Somerset, < s November, 25th year of the reign of 
Henry VIII, — Thomas Horner ar. eseheator : — being 
seized of two hundred acres of pasture, one hundred 
acres of arable land, forty acres of meadow and thirty 
acres of woodland, with (he appurtenances, etc., in Mast 
Coker, &c, held of Sir William Courtenaye, knight, as 
of his manor of East Coker, — and the said William 
Balche died so seized; alter whose death the said pasture 
and land and meadow and wood, with the appurtenances, 
&c, descended to John Balche, as son and heir of the 
said William: — and the said William Balche was seized 


of one messuage, twenty acres of land, meadow and 
pasture, with its appurtenances in Wltencomb in the said 
county of Somerset, &c, held of lvobert Pike, as of his 
manor of Pykkeseighe, &c; — also of the moiety of a 
messuage, twenty acres pasture, with its appurtenances in 
Aldon and twenty acres of land in Fydyngton, next 
Stokegursey, &c — held of Sir William Tarrant, as of his 
manor of Fydington, &c — all of which descended to John 
Balche, as above. The Jurors found that the said William 
Balche died 20 March, 24th of Henry VIII, and John 
Balche is the son and next heir of the said William and is 
thirty-six years of age and more. 

John Balche, of Horton, in Co. Somerset; 1 April, 
1536, proved 2 Sept., 1552 ; to be buried at Ileinynster ; 
a bequest to St. Andrew's Church at Welles ; legacies to 
his daughters Anne, Alice, and Agnes, at their marriage, 
to sons John, Thomas, and Anthony, to son and heir 
George Balche; wife Isabell executrix and John Walys 
and William Balche overseers. \_Powell, L. 24.~\ 

George Balche, of Ilmyster, gentleman ; 21 June, 
1569, proved 0 Aug., 1569; to be buried in southern 
aisle of Brodway Church ; wile Margery, daughter Kathe- 
ryn, lands in Horton, sons George, John and Nicholas, 
brothers John and Hugh ; — and N icholas Lutte of A>hcll. 

[She [Held, L. 19.] 

Inquisitio post mortem George Balche, taken :tt YcycIJ, 
in Co. Somerset, 25 Oct., 11th year of Elizabeth, — 
Stephen Brent oscheator : — the said George seized of a 
capital messuage and two tenements and three curtilages, 
— sixty-seven acres of meadow and pasture — in Horton, 
within the parish of [lmyster, in the said county, — one 
hundred and twenty acres of land, meadow, pasture, wood 
and furze in East Coker, in right of Catherine, his wife, 

— one tenement, thirty acres, land, meadow and pasture 
in Martoek, — a tenement and twenty acres, land, meadow 
and pasture in Cannyngton, in said county; — he died, 
so seized, 2od June last, and Nicholas Baleh is son and 
next heir, and at time of death of the said George Balch 
was seventeen } T ears of age and more. 

Thomas Baldie, of Cote, in the parish of Martocke ; 
18 April, 1594, proved 22 June, 1594;— wife Avis, 
sons Thomas and Robert and daughters Mary, Ann, 
Frances and Avis Balche; Hugh Balche a witness. 

\I)ixey, L. 51.'] 

Inqmsitio post mortem ISficliolas Balche^ generosi, taken 
at Bridgewater, 17 Sept., in the fourth year of King- 
James (1st), — seized of one capital messuage and two 
other messuages, &c, within the parish of Ilmyster in the 
county of Somerset, — and one hundred and twenty acres 
in East Coker, &c, &c ; — and, being so seized, by a 
writing hearing date, 22 April, in the 24th year of Eliza- 
beth, between the said Nicholas Balche, per nomen Nicho- 
las Balche de Horton, in the parish of Ilmyster, on the 
one part, and John Maye, armigcr, and Dorothea Maye, 
widow, by the name of John Maye of Charter howse 
Ilydon, in the Co. Somerset, ar., and Dorothy Maye, 
widow, mother of (lie said John, on the other part, t&e, 
for the natural and entire love and affection which the said 
Nicholas then had and bore towards Sarah Balche, his 
then wife, and such issue as he then had and thereafter 
might have upon the body of the said Sarah, &c, — he the 
said Nicholas did grant, &c, &c (referring to the premises 
above described) for the use of the said Nicholas and 
Sarah his wile and the heirs of their bodies lawfully be- 
gotten and to be begotten, and, for fault of such issue, 
for the use of the right heirs of the said Nicholas Balche 


forever. And the said Nicholas died and the said Sara 
held possession after his death, &c, &q. Further, the 
jurors say that the said Nicholas, on the day of his death 
was seized of ****** i n Martocke, in Hie said 
county, and eight acres called Dowers, in the parish of 
Cannington in the same county, — and eight other acres, 
&c, &c, called Darrolles Downes — in the parish of Fyd- 
ington, in the said county, &c. The said Nicholas died 
the 26th August last past before the taking of this inqui- 
sition, and George Balche, generosus, is his son and next 
heir, and was, at time of death of the said Nicholas 
Balche, twenty-three years of age and more. 

William Bawlche, of West Chinnock, Co. Somerset, 
husbandman, made his will 7 Dec, 1(511, proved 27 May, 
1612 : — bequeathes to the parish church of Chesselborowe 
(?), to wife Ellinor, to Azarias Bawlche, to Johahe 
Bawlche, daughter of Hugh Bawlche, to my son Peter 
Bawlche. \_Fenner, L. 32. ~\ 

Hughe Balche, of Ilmister, Co. Somerset, gentleman 
(nuncupative will), 17 Feb'y, 1(515, proved 25 FeJ/y, 
1615 : — legacies to son William and to five children had 
by former wife ; — residue to wife Elizabeth. 

[Cope, L. 52.] 

Thomas Hodges, being seized of the fee of a messuage 
in Shepton Mallett, &c — died, so seized, 5th March, in 
20th year of James,— and Rebecca Hodges, daughter of 
a certain Stephen Hodges, was cousin and next heir of (lie 
said Thomas, — and at (he time of his death was twelve 
years and tw r enty days old : — and because the said Rebecca, 
now the wile of a certain John Balch, hath reached her 

full age of sixteen years, &c, &c, therefore 

[Fine Boll, 14th Charles, 1st Bart, No. 20'.] 

Charles Batch, the cider, of Stogumber, Co. Somerset, 
— will — 7 May, 1(>52, proved 24 May, 1653 : — daughter 
Ann, son John, two other daughters, son Charles, brother 
Chaplyn, daughter Joan Chilcott, — Elizabeth Pike. 

[Brent, L. 186.] 

In the Harleian MSS. (Nos. 1141, L. 122; 1445, L. 
167 b ; 1559, L. 218 b ), in the British Museum, are pedi- 
grees of this family, with their coat of arms, described as 
follows: — Barry of 6, 0. and Az., On a Bend. engr. 
67. 3 spears heads A. 

William Bfilch of Highnm, Som' .= 


John Balch of Iloi ton, Som' 

Margery, dan. of 2 =Geovge Balch 1 of Horton^: 1 Jane, dan. of Nicholas 
Bevy, of Bery Nar-| | Asht'ord, of Ashford, Devon : 

hor, Devon. I | j j i 

| George 

John Nicholap=Sara, dan. of Robert May, 

Walter Balch of = Maximilian Balch of I of Charterhows llidon 

Tavistock, Devon. | Ob. s. )>. Morton. | Somerset. 

I I 1 I 

George 1 William 2 George William=Agnes, dan. of Tobie 
JEt. 39 Andrews, of Babeary, 

(1023) Somerset. 

Memo : — In MS. 1141 appears the signature of George 

The previous notes, taken from Probate Records, Inquisitions and 
Fine- Rolls, will enable us lo enlarge, confirm and correct the above 
pedigree in several particulars. 


William Bawdyn, blacksmith of Bechampton Buck's 
died 8 Oct., 1600. [From a brass in the chnrch.~\ 

George Btddwyn, married Ales (who died 21 Feb., 
1611, 30 years), daughter of William Mayhew of Calver- 
ton ; they had William, George, [sabell and Jane, who 




married Jeffery Emmerton of Bechampton Bucks, and 
died about 1653-4 making her brother William executor. 


Caleb Banhes, of Ashitiford, Co. Kent; 12 March, 
1597, proved — March, 1507 ; brother Epps and my sister, 
brother Banks and sister Banks, mother and Aunt Gold- 
smith, brother Fisher and my sister, cousin Edward 
Maplesden of Maidstone, and his wife, sister Thurston, 
wife Margaret, son John, brother John Bankes, brother 
Daniel Bankes, daughter Lidda. John Epos a witness. 

[Leinjn, L. 2,L] 

The testator of the above will was a kinsman of Mrs. Lydia Bankes, 
who was of» Salem (1637), and who went back to Old England and 
was living at Maidstone, Co. Kent, in 164G-48 when she was writing 
letters to Major William Hathorne of Salem, called him "Beloued 
Brother," and speaking of "my Brother Bead" [N. E. Hist, and Gen. 
Keg., Vol. 29, p. 112]. And in 1072 she writes from London (to 
Daniel Eppes, Esq.) calling him "Coussen," speaking of having seen 
him at his mother's house in New England, and continuing thus — 

"(1 very well remember you from a child, and when you were in 
Holland, you and your cousin John Lake, with us, and rejoyce you 
were under soe worthy a person for tuition as your grandfather; 
besides, I well remember your family of ye Eppes, for I was brought 
up with them from my youth and received many kindnesses from them, 
they being worthy persons. I know not any that came from thence 
that I saw, but 1 made inquiries after you; while your mother lived 
we constantly wrote one to another, and she always gave me an 
account of her children" ****"] shall trouble you no further at 
this time, but desire my affectionate love to your wife and all your 
children, my service to your father Symonds my coussen" 
had much respect for your Aunt Lake, but just as I was writing I 
heard of her death ; if there be any of her children remember mee to 
them. My sister Keade and coussen Samuel present their service to 
you, and would have wrot but that they hope you have ree'd their 
letters."— [N. E. Hist., Gen. Keg., Vol. 13, P. 115.] The "sister 
Keade" spoken of was Kriscilla, daughter of Mr. John Bankes of 
Maidstone, Kent, and of London, and the wife of Col. Thomas Reade 
(son of Edmund Keade of Wickford, Essex, Esq.) who came to Salem, 
received, " 16th of the 12th inoncth 1G;55," a grant of " three hundrcth 


acres of land lying and being Northwest Northerly from Salem," and 
"The 18th day of the 12th mo. (1638)" * * "a hill of land ioyneing 
to his owue farme w th the brook." This estate (now within the 
limits of Peabody) was conveyed by his son Samuel through Wait 
Winthrop Esq. his attorney, in 1701 to Daniel Eppes Esq. of Salem, to 
whom the foregoing letter was written. The Hill, then known as 
Read's Hill, is now and has been for a long time known as Buxton's 
Hill. Col. Reade returned to England and made his will at Wickford 
25 July, 1(>()2, proved (5 Nov., 1GG2, appointing, inter alios, his brother 
Calebe Ban ekes esquire and Sir John Baiickes Barran 1 supervisors, 
&c. It was to Caleb Banks, of Maidstone, Esq. that the heir of Sir 
Peter Kyeaut, in 1G57, alienated an estate called The Priory in Ayles- 
ford, Kent, and his son John Banks resided here and was created a 
Baronet 22 Aug., 1661. lie married Eliz«> daughter of Sir John 
Dethick of Norfolk^ Kent, by whom he had issue Caleb who died s. p. 
13 Sept., 1G9G, a3t. 37, Martha, died in her father's life time, Elizabeth, 
one of the two co-heiresses, married to Ileneage Finch, second son of 
Heneage, Earl of Nottingham, Mary, another co-heiress, married to 
John Savile, eldest son of John Savile of Yorkshire, and John, who 
died in his father's life time. Sir John Banks died 18 Oct., 1699, set. 
72, and was buried in the North Chancel of Alesford Church and a 
magnificent tomb erected with his and his wife's effigies in marble. 
Anns : — Sable, on a cross between four flenrs de lis argent five Pheons' 
heads azure. (Vide llasted's Kent, Vol. II, pp. 103, 105, 170, and W. 
S. Appleton's Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, pp. 103-1-13.) 

John Bandies, citizen and Mercer of London ; 20 May, 
1630, proved 30 Oct., 1630 ; William, Richard, Thomas, 
George, Mary, children of Uncle William Bancks dee'd; 
Christopher, Mary', Ann (w ch married John Bigge) and 
Alice, children of Undo Christopher Bancks dee'd ; cousin 
ltulph Foijy. [A'croojx-, L. 6*-/.] 

This will is put in with the hope that it may one day serve as a help 
in looking up the ancestry of Mr. Ralph Fogg, of Salem and after- 
wards citizen and skinner of London. 


William Bartole, of Crewkernc, Co. Somerset, yeo- 
man: 9 May, 1641 proved 3 Dec, 1641 ; lo Magdalen 


Wolvington ; Peter Bartole my brother's son. Agnes 
Bartole my brother's wife, Thomas Bartole my brother's 
son, John Bartole my brother's son, Ann Hare my 
brother's daughter, Rachel Browne my sister's daughter; 
sister Jane Barker's children at Hennington ; residue to 
William Bartole my brother's sun. [Evelyn, L. 149.'] 

The above may lead to investigations which will throw light on the 
ancestry of John Bartoll of Marblehead. 


Robert Bartram, 9 Jan., 1620, proved 12 Apl., 1021 ; 
Citizen and Turner of London, parishioner of St. Bridget 
alias St. Bride's ; to be buried on north side of church- 
yard near the brick wall towards the houses. Wives and 
children deceased. Bro' Esay Bartram "my sword, the 
hilt cut like snakes;" sis' Alary; unto the poor of the 
French Church ; disobedient son Francis ; dau' Hester ; t he 
next house northward of the house I dwell in known by 
the name of the Sign of the Brush ; dau' Catherine exee'x. 
My cosen John de Lannd and loving friend and neighbor 
Thomas Kidder overseers. [Consistory , L. 48S.] 

Thomas Bartram, 25 Feb., 1624, proved 23 Apl., 1(525 ; 
Joyuer, London. Son Theophilus, minor, god-son of 
Theophilus Bryrington of Micham, Surrey, wife Cicely, 
Humphrey Bartram son of Humphrey of Cullompton, 
Devon. [Consistory, L. 400.] 


William BicJcford, Senior, a merchant of Bradford, 
Devon, in his will written 1642, proved 1646, mentions son 
William, second son Anthony his son William and dau' 
Francis, third son Sampson; a bro' John and his eldest 


son Walter, a bro' Gregorie and bro' Edmond, dee'd, 
leaving- three children. 

Whether the relict of the son William or not, one 
Mabel Bickford, widow of William, mariner, of Plymouth, 
Devon, leaves, 15 Feb., 1643, a dau' Silfine Bickford and 
two (Wootons) children by a former marriage. 

[Twisse, L. 35, 49, 172.'] 


Richard Bigge, of Cranebrook, Co. Kent, clothier ; 
4 Nov., 24th Henry VII T, proved 5 Aug., 1533; son 
John (in Benendcn), sons Robert, Gervase, William, 
Richard, James, daughters Alice, Katherine and Anne 
Bigge, wife Johane ; Robert Moore of Beninden with me ; 
Gervase Hendley and Walter Hendley overseers. 

[Ilogen, L. 5.] 

The above abstract is preserved in the expectation that it will be of 
use in any further investigation that may be made to ascertain the 
ancestry of John Bigg, a copy of whose will was printed in full in the 
N. E. Hist, and Gen. Keg., Vol. 20, p. 250. 


Robert Birchmore, 1 May, 1 (543, proved 9 May, 1643 ; 
Tallow-chandler, London; two dan's Elizabeth and Eve, 
son Anthony, witness, John Home, scrivener. 


Andrew Bordman, of Cambridge, baker; will of 10 
February, 1616, proved 19 April, 1617; eldest son 
Richard (under twenty-one years of age) ; sons Andrew, 


Thomas and William and wife Rebecca ; my house which 
I purchased of Thomas Reade, of Cambridge, carpenter. 

[ Wddon, L. 31.] 

The above testator was undoubtedly the father of William Bordman, 
of Cambridge, in New England, who came over in the ship John of 
London, in 1G38, was steward of Harvard College, and died in Cam- 
bridge 25 March, 1685, aged seventy-one years. His son, Andrew 
Bordman, was steward of the college, and died 15 July, 1G37, aged 
forty-two years. 

Mrs. Rebecca Bordman, widow of the testator, took for a second 
husband Stephen Day, a locksmith of Cambridge, England, who 
coming over to New England, with his wife and step-son, William (as 
above) became the earliest printer on this side of the ocean (says 
Savage), and died 22 December, 1GG8. His wife had died 27 October, 


Robert Bradstreete, of London, grocer; 28 Sept., 1024, 
proved 25 Oct., 1624; uncle Simon Bradstreete of Lon- 
don, grocer, brother Henry Bradstreete, haberdasher, of 
London, brother Samuel Bradstreete, Christopher Gerwen 
merchant tailor of London, overseer. [JJynlc, JL. 83.] 


William Bray, of Regilwarde (near Sutton) ; 13 Oct., 
lfvll), proved 10 June, I<V>7; church of St. Andrew; 
wife Elyn, Robert Bray and his foure sisters that 1 have 
by Elyn my vvief, Marget, Ellen, done and done my 
daughters; to Elizabeth Bray; my son Giles Bray and 
his sons Mark and William; to son Robert a house I 
bought of John Bray. \_Wrastely L. 18.] 

Robert Braye, of Ipswich; 5 Nov., 1578, proved 5 
Dec., 1578; wife Alice, son Robert, brother Peter, chil- 



dren Alice, John, Christian and Anno ; to wife my lighter 
called the Alice; brother-in-law John Holland. 

[Martyn, L. 46.] 

Robert Braye, of Ipswich (proved KM 8); wife Alice 
with child ; kinsman -Henry Bray. [Meade, L. 76\] 


Commission issued, 27 October, 1638, to Mary Wash- 
borne, grandmother of William, John, Samuel, Daniel, 
Miry and Sarah Woodcock, children of William Wood- 
cock lately of London, deceased, &c. 

\Admon. Acct. BooJc.l 


This relates to the ancestry of Mrs. Mary Bridges wife to the 
Worshipful Capt. Robert Bridges, of Lynn, in the Colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, who was freeman 2 June, 1611, representative 1014, 
speaker of the House 1616, Assistant 1047 to 1050, when he died. 

The following extracts, taken from the Court Records and Files of 
Essex County, throw light upon this matter. 

Essex Co. Court held at Ipswich 27 March, 1055. ('apt. Robert 
Bridges Attorney to M rl " Mary Wash borne widdow Administratrix to 
the estate; left by Mr William Woodcoke plf agst M? Edward Ting 
Eldar William Colborne Eldar James Penne M r Thomas Joanes as 
they are ouersseers to the last will & testament of Capt William Ting 
in an action of debt of 218£ upon accompt. 

The)' l\ ml lor the plf the debt vV damages -15 17 8 \ costs 22s 8d. 

The defendant apeales to the next Court of Assistants. The origi- 
nall petetion p r ferd to ye Gen tH Court by Capt Bridges was deliuered 
in to this Court as evidence & returned back agayhe to the Secretary. 

In the writ M r Woodcocke is spoken of* lis "sometime of London 

The Testimony of M rs Mary Bridges. 
This Attestant saith y l slice haueinge had discourse seiw all limes 
w ,h Capt a Williu Tinge deceased concerneinge a debt \\ ,h bee ac- 
knowledged (to this Attestant) to bee due to ye estate of her deceased 
ffath* from him, & slice this Attestant beeinge wrott unto by her 
Granmoth r (M rs Mary Washbournc) to solieite the s' 1 Capta Tinge to 
tell her w l y just some was (w ch accordingly slice did, but could not 



pr vayle w th him therein) yet hee did acknowledge to this Attestant 
v t ye designe uppon w ch this debt arose pued good business, & exp r st 
himselfe very willinge to pay ye s d debt, But w u, all seemed very de- 
sireous first to hane a gen r all discharge from this Attestants Gran- 
moth r , y e Reason wlieerof (this attestant conceaued by his discourse) 
was, yt ye s d debt w ch hee owed might not bee disposed of to v e use 
of any oth ra then to her ffath 1 * 3 children, for he seemed very desireous 
& solicitous y l they only should have y e benifitt of it. And furth 1 ' this 
Attestant sailh, y t hee ye s'l Capta Tinge asked her ho we many chil- 
dren there were of her fl'ath rs liueinge, & shee this Attestant answered 
him y* there were 6 liueinge for ought shee knewe. And ye s<* Capta 
Tinge replyed y* for her comfort there would bee flftie pounds 
comeinge to her share. And this Attestant answered yt shee thought 
nothinge would bee to her, for shee was disposed of allready, & es- 
petially if it should fall into ye hands of her uncle Iterriott Wash- 
bonrne (hee beiiige her Granmoth ss Eldest sonne & like to carry away 
ye most of w l shee had, in case God shall take her away) this is ye 
substance of what this Attestant remembrs for ye pr sent concerninge 
her discourse of this matter w 5h Capta, Tinge. Witness my hand, 
Mary Bridges. 

A Declaracon in a case depenclinge in Ipswiteh Courte Beet-weene 
Capta Robert Bridges, Attorney to M« Mary ^ashbourne, Admi's- 
tratrix to y e Estate lefte by Mr William VVoodcocke Late of London 
maret deceased pit & M r Edw. Tinge w th y e rest of y« on 1 ' seers of 
ye Will of Capta William Tinge Late of Boston deceased def'ts. 

The s<l Robert Bridges declarcth. 
That in, or about ye yeare of or Lord 1638 ye s ( ' M 1 ' Willra Wood- 
cocke made an adventure in ptnershipp w 11 ' Capta Willm Tinge in y e 
Shipp Expedicon to y e Barbados, whoe, as hee first comnnicatcd ye 
designe to ye s d Capta Tinge, soe hee coin it ted ye whole trust, and 
mauaginge (hereof unto him, y« s»> Mr Woodeocke wholy omittinge, 
(for ought eu r could bee found in an)' of llis books or wrighteings) ye 
cliargeinge of Capta Tinge w"> his halfe share in ye s d designe. The 
reason wheereof, y e Plantiffe conceiues uppon good ground, to bee y u 
Lords frowneinge puidence uppon his estate, w cl1 did in a sort force 
him to repose much confidence in ye fldelitie and Godlynes of y* s d 
Capta Tinge, as one from wliome hee might assuredly expect a just 
acc<> att all times. Nowe (if it please this honored Courte) soe it was, 
yt whitest this buisnes was under y mannaginge & trust of ye s d 
Capta Tinge, & beefore any accompt of returnes were b; him gmen, 
unto ye s' 1 Mr VVoodcocke, It pleased ye Lord to take him away about 
y° eygth or eleuenth day of Octob r 1038, whose Estate & books of 
Acc ( > were lefte in much confusion. Nowe soe it was, y l (amoungst 


oth r Creditors) hee died in debt, some hundreds of pounds auto his 
moth r in Lawe, y e aboue menconed M M Mary Washbourne, (uowe 
aboue 70 yeares of age)& shee haueinge a maternall aflectiou towards 
his children, (to whome sliee is a Graumother) tooke 
uppou her y e trouble of an Admi'stratrix unto ye estate, y e w ch hath 
not (as shee informes) p d her arears by much. And whiles matters 
stood thus, under troublesome agitacons (concernehige y f little estate 
y* was lefte) beetweene ye b d Admi^tratrix & other Creditors ye s <l 
Capta Tinge w th his family, rcmoucs from otild Engla liether w ll| out 
giueinge y« least knowledge of y e s (1 buisnes (lefte him in trust by ye 
s l1 M r Woodcocke) unto y e s (l Admi'stratrix (ye reasons whereof were 
best knowue to himselfe). None, after hee had bin heere seur all 
yeares (haueinge buried his wife) hee tooke a voyage for Engla in 
one of those two shipps y l were cast away uppon y e Spanish Coaste 
(wheereof Capta Hawkins was one). But y e Lord spareinge Capta 
Tinge from ye eminent dayuger hee did (after his arivall in England) 
diseouer to ye s (1 admi'stratrix yt hee had a debt in his hands due 
unto yc estate of y e s (l M r Woodcocke, yet never would tell her w 1 y e 
some was, and yet gaue her good incorrageint to conlide in his faith- 
fullnesse yt it should bee p (i her, & as a pledge thereof & lor her 
incorragemt to expect ye residue, he then p (1 her a small pte of it, 
w ll| all tellinge her yt in regard of his greate Losse goeinge for 
England, hee could not then conveniently pay her any more. After 
Capta Tinge had beene some time in Engla, hee returned heth* agayne, 
and then ye admi'stratrix wrott to him, yeare after yeare, to desire 
him to send her w l was justly due to her, & after 2 or 3 yeares y l hee 
had bin heere hee p (l her anoth 1 ' pte of y« debt, by y'e way of Barba- 
dos, & some pte alsoe of y e debt hee p tl by her order to 1113' selfe, all 
w ch is very short, by a considerable some, of wi is justly due of ye 
priucipall (as y e acc° will make appeare), &c, &c. 

ffur M T Kdw. Tinge these prsent alt his howso in Newe England. 
Loueinge tl'reiud, 

1 doe understand by my Sonne Bridges, yt ye Lord 
hath beene pleased to take away my deare friend yo r Broth 1 " Capta 
Tinge, there was some acc° beetweene hini & my sonne Woodcocke, 
well if ye Lord had spared him Life, I make noe question but liee would 
a cleared. And nowe seeinge it is soe yt hee hath lefte soe faith full a 
freind, as yo r selfe, ourseer of his estate, for to see his just debts 
sattislied, 1 make noe doubt, but you will take such order whereby I 
may receaue y l w ch is due to my sonne Woodcock, from yo r bro: 
Capta Tinge, 1 beeinge admi'stratrix, for y* good of his Children, 
there is many of them to bee set forth into ye world, one yt is nuwely 
a freeman, & another w cl > is a souldier in Ireland, &, a daughter \v ch is 


married in Ireland, beesids & the}' haue bin at charge bringinge npp, 
therefore I should desire you to pay unto my Sonne Bridges yt money 
w ch is beehind, w ih y e pffltts beelonginge to ye estate of my sonne 
Woodcock, I haue giuen him power by Lre of Attorney for to receaue 
y e same, & to giue a Release & an acquittance, I haue alsoe sent you a 
certificate under y° hands of two Notary publique, whoc I caused 
purposedly to serch y e register of the p r rogatiue oflice, whoe hath 
certified under theire hands y e truth of y e Admi'stragon, I haue 
reced. of yo r bro. in his life time, 50£ by hill of Kxc° . & 20£ ye Capta 
p<> mee himselfe when hee was in London, & iiO£ ni} r sonne Bridges 
Reced. of him by my order, w cl1 comes to in all, 'J0£, w ch is all I 
reced. of him. It is a greate while since it should haue bin pd 
therefore I desire you to pay it forthw th to my sonne Bridges, & to 
pay him Considerae/m for y e forbearence of y e some as is meete. 
Thus w"> my Loninge Comenda^on. to yo r selfe, to yo r Bro. Ting's 
Children, w th my prayers to Allinighty God for them, 1 rest 
Yo r Loueinge ll'reind unknowne, 

Mary Washbourne. 

Northall flebr. ye 18 th , 1G53. 

The following pedigree appears in Harleian MS. 1476, fol. 97. 
Visitation of London, 1GJ3-1G31. 

Anthony Washborne* of= 
Wiohingford. Co. Wor. I 

I 'I I 

Jolm Washborne Robert 3 Washborne = Mary dan of William 3 

of Wic 


gford Esq. of Wiohingford and 

Win. Heriot 

aged b(i 

lU3ii now of Loudon mer- 

in Coin. York 

ch't, aged 83 a" 1G;53 




sriot Wasliborne — Agnes dan. of 

J c 1 

Alice uxr Sar 

>ert 3 


London luerrh'L J Tho. Tiukeridge 

Win. Woodcot S:u 

i jam in 4 

\V living a a IGvio of London 

in Com. Derby ol 

uiuis 4 



• — 

i wife of 
d Tumlius 

Thomas 4 Clerk 

Heriot Mary 1 
son it heir Agues 2 
■t years Mai lha 3 

* Burke, in his Dictionary of the Landed Gentry (under Kyrle), says of this 
family that it " was of knightly degree previous to the reign of Edward III, and in 
point ol descent ranked w itli the mo: t ancient houses of tlie kingdom. It derived 
its name from the hamlet of Washbourne or Wasseborne, in Worcestershire, where 
at the- earliest period of its history we find a located. The Washbournes (lout ished 
here iill the commencement of the fifteenth century, when John Washbourne 
(great grandson of sir Roger Washbourne) of Washbourne), marrying the heiress 
ol John J'oher, of Wychenlbrd, in Worcester- lore, his son, Noi man Washbourne 
retired to his mother's estate, at Wychenford, n\ lu re his descendants continued to 
reside lor many generations.'' 



Richard Brisco, son of Philip of Chipping Barnet, 
Kent, nuncupative will spoken to John son of Ralph 
Brisco "now in Brasile part of America under command 
of the Hollander," 1640 ; sister Alice Horsell wife of 
Walter. \_Twisse, L. 101.] 


Jerome Calfe, of Stansted, Co. Suffolk, clothier; 11 
Jan'y, 1(540, proved 24 March, 1640; to brother Joseph 
house and land, &c, he to pay unto Robert Calf my brother 
the some of one hundred pounds, &c, in six months; 
brother Edward, and Jerome my brother William's son. 

r [Wood, L. 43.] 

It "will be noticed that Robert Calfe or Calef, of Roxbury, had sons 
Robert, Joseph and Jeremiah (equivalent to Jerome), which makes 
this will worth the saving, as perhaps furnishing a clew in the further 
tracing of this family. From Matthew A. Stickney, Esq., who has 
looked up the history of the Calef Family in this country, we learn 
that Robert Calef and his sons here were clothiers. 


Laurence Casli, of St. Giles, without Cripplegate, Lon- 
don, gentleman; proved 1(512—13; children of brother 
William Cash. . [Capett, L. 119.] 


The following memoranda refer to the family and ancestry of Capt. 
Francis Champernon, of Kittery, Portsmouth and York. 

William Chawvpnoun, armigcr, of (Modbury (Co. 
Devon) ; will (in Latin) 6 Oct., 14G4, proved 21 Nov., 




14G4 ; wife Elizabeth, son and heir John Clmmpnon, 
brother Thomas Chanvpnon. [Godyn, L. 7.] 

Sir Philip CJiampernon, of Modbnrie ; 1 Aug., 37th 
Henry VIII, proved 5 Feb'y, 1545 ; Sir John Champer- 
non my father; wife Katherine and Sir Edniunde, her 
father ; son Arthur ; Katherine late the wife of John 
Champernon, my son and heir deceased ; daughter Kathe- 
rine Champernon (sic). [Alen, L. 3.~\ 

Arthur Chamjwrnowne, of Dartington Knight; (long 
will) 2i) March, 1578, proved 19 April, 1578; to Sir 
John Gilbert, knight, Edward Semore, Philip Cole and 
John Ileale, esquires, in Trust to pay debts, &c, and to 
the use of Gawine Champcrnowne my son and heir ap- 
parent ; next to Philip, then Charles, then George, then 
Edward Cha'mpernowne, my sons, then to my heirs, Ale. 

[L(i)uj!e>j, L. 10'.'] 

Gawine Chamjiernowne, of Dartington, Esq., 20 May, 
1588, proved 3 April, 151)2; brother Edward; to Eliza- 
beth, Marie, Katherine, Ursula, Francis, Joane and Susan 
Champcrnowne, my daughters, all my marriage inonoie 
(Irnr unto me and w*' h 1 oughte to have from the (\)iiutee 
and I 'oiintesse of Mongomerie ; son Arthur ; cos in Iviehard 
Champcrnowne, Jvsip ; brother M r ICdward Seymour; 
cosen Richard Carewe of Anthonie, Esq. ; cosen George 
Carewe ; cosen M r Anthonie (or Arthoure) Champer- 
nowne ; S r Francis Drake and M r John Ileale. Codicil 
made Thursdaie the sixteenth daic of March aboute Mid- 
night e 1591 ; wife with child. [Harrington, L. 36.~\ 

The accompanying pedigree, <>:ithered from various sources, will 
serve to .show the illustrious ancestry of Capt. Champernon, and to in- 
dicate his relationship to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, who had grant of the 
first patent Cor planting an English Colony in America, and who flrssl set 
lip tin; English colors in evidence of sovereignly at St. Johns, New 




Poundland, to Sir Walter Raleigh, the most brilliant aucl versatile man 
of his time, who planted the ill-fated colony at Roanoke, to Raleigh 
Gilbert, Esq., who was admiral on the Popham Expedition, and to 
Sir Ferdinaudo Gorges, who continued the work of colonizing our 
Northeastern Coast. 


Henry Chever, of West Lavington, Co. Wilts, clothier, 
died 20 Nov., 30th Elizabeth (sic) ; Inquisition taken at 
Marlborough 1 June, 30th Elizabeth ; seized of lands, &c, 
in hamlet and tything of Comerford and Stocklield within 
the parish of Calne ; by his deed dated 27 June, 17th 
Elizabeth, he had granted to Ro^er Chever his son and to 
his heirs male, &e., &e. ; and failing' such issue then to 
Jeremiah Chever, younger son of said Henry and his 
heirs male, and failing them, then to Robert Chever son 
and heir of said Henry and his heirs male. Henry Chever 
died (as above) and Robert Chever, his son and heir, was 
more than forty years old at taking of the Inquisition. 
[Inq.jj. m. Ylrtute Officii 30 Eliz., 2d Bundle, JS T o. 107.] 


Matthew Choate, has livery of tenement in Birdbrooke, 
Co. Kssex, that had been his brother Joseph's, 2u Nov. 

\10ih Charles 1st Part, No. o, Fine Hulls.'] 

Besides the above, the names of John Choate and Joseph Choate, 
both of Co. Essex, were noticed in the Calendar of Chancery Inq. 
p. m., 7th of Char] .. The ancestor of the Choate Family of Essex 
County, .Massachusetts, is supposed to have come from the northern 
part of Co. Essex, England. 


William Coffin, of Compton Chamberlain, Co. Wilts; 
proved 1617 ; sons Anthony and Nicholas. 

[ Weldon, L. 105.] 


Considerable material was gathered illustrating the history of the 
principal family of Colly ns, of Portleclge or lVrtlynch; but nothing 
\v;is found to show any definite relationship between them and the 
family seated about Plympton and Brixton, whence came Tristram 
Coffyn, Esq., ancestor of the Collin family of New England; with the 
exception that Richard Coffyn, of Portlynch, Esq., was shewn by 
Inquisition (1st, 2d and 3d of Philip and Mary) to have been seized 
of lands &c. in Plymton, among other places. 


Francis Colynge, the elder, citizen and fishmonger of 
London; 14 May, 1623, proved 19 Oct., 1624 ; wife 
[Margaret, children now unmarried, viz. : Gabriel, Francis, 
Barbara and Jane; two daughters married, .Mary Powell 
and Ann Pytt ; sons-in-law Philip Powell and Moses 
Pytt ; youngest son Francis residuary legatee. 

[Byrde, L. 91.] 

Richard Collins (alias Deane), yeoman, ITambledon, 
Bucks; will signed 15 Sep., 1639 ; proved 9 .May, 1040; 
bro' George Dcane, poor of Chappie, parish of Lewknor, 
parish of Fyngest, sons Thomas and George, dan's Price, 
Keene, Dorfold ; Francis, dan' of my son Francis; bro' 
George's sons Robert and John and his dau' Wise ; Elinor 
wife of Robert Deane ; Susanna wife of David G ibbins ; 
son-in-law Thomas Dorfold, sole executor; Raphel Robin- 
son, witness. [Coventry, L. 72.] 

Philipp Collin alias Collyn; citizen and grocer of 
London; father Philip, bro' Henry and children, bro' 
Lawrence. [Reference lost.'] 

Daniel Collins, 20 Nov., 1639, proved 30 Oct., 1643; 
to be burjed in the Parish of St. Peter the Poor, Broad 
street (London), where my wife lies buried; parish of 
Bramford (?) where 1 was horn and my father lieth 


buried ; Braintree, Essex where my mother lieth buried : 
sister Kathcrine Francknell ; nephew Samuel Collins ; 
bro' Samuel Collins, vicar of Braintree, his live chil- 
dren ; niece Sibill Linch ; to Nathaniel Beadle the lease of 
the Dolphin ; my nephew John Beadle and his ch'n ; 
cousin Michael Powell, his wife, and his daughter Abigaell ; 
to cousin Bowles, his wife ; Samuel Thompson son of my 
sister Tomsou ; to Edward Collins now in New England ; 
to his daughter Sible ; to his other three sons Daniel, John 
and Samuel ; wife of John Russell and her ch'n ; wife 
of cousin Markham ; John Collins ; Samuel Porclage ; my 
partner John Cory; William Cory; John Bu(x)ton; 
Clement Palgrave ; my five maid-servants, Kathcrine Scott, 
Benjaby Wilborne, Lidia, Mary and Jane ; sister Chiball ; 
bro' and sis' Crabtree ; sister Pordage ; brother Franck- 
nell his son Thomas and his dau' Elizabeth ; sister 
Kathcrine Francknell and nephew Samuel Collins exec's. 
(John ?) , Phisick and Samuel Pordage overseers ; signed 
0 June, 1643. [Tioisse, L. SO, Commissary Ct. Reg.'] 

This interesting will mentions many names familiar to the ears of 
Massachusetts antiquaries. John and Nathaniel were family names 
among the Beadles of Salem, Nathaniel and his kinsman Thomas 
Beadle both being innholders, as we gather from the will that Na- 
thaniel was in old Essex. Michael Powell was at Dedham (Massa- 
chusetts Bay) 1030, with wife Abigail, removed to Boston 1G47 and 
taught in the new church there before the settlement of a minister, 
ami without ordination, for which he made an apology to the authori- 
ties. He died Dec. or Jan., 1672-3, aged sixty-seven years. His 
daughter Elizabeth was married 23 Aug., 16£9, to Richard Hollings- 
worth, of .Salem, ami an elder daughter, Sarah, was probably one of 
the many wives of Timothy Dwight. The "cousin Bowles his wife" 
may have been Dorothy, the first wife of Elder John Bowles of Box- 
bury, who married 2d, Elizabeth, daughter of Elder Isaac Heath, the 
dear friend of the apostle Eliot, and 3d, Sarah, widow of Francis 
Chickering, and, before him, of John Sibley, whose daughter Sarah 
was the first wife of Timothy Dwight above named. Could the "sister 
Tomson" have been Abigail the wife of the Kev (1 William Thompson, 
of Braintree, Mass.? Edward Collins (named in the will) was a 


prominent citizen of Cambridge, in New England, where he was 
deacon of the church, and afterwards at Chariest own, where he died 
9 April, 16S9, aged eighty-six years. He bought Governor Craclock'S 
plantation at Medford and sold sixteen hundred acres of it to Richard 
Russell, and other portions to Deacon Thomas Willis, of Medford, and 
others. flis daughter Sibyl became the wife of the l{ev d John 
Whiting, and, of the three sons mentioned, Daniel lived at Kouniugs- 
burg in Prussia; John (Harvard Coll. — 1649) went to Edinburgh, 
was chaplain to Monk, afterwards a minister in Edinburgh and then 
in London, where lie died 3 Dee., 1G87; and Samuel lived in Scotland 
for some years. [Savage.] The Kev<l John Beadle succeeded to 
the rectory of Barnstoue in May, 1632, at the intercession of his 
kinsman, the vicar of Brain-tree. The latter retained his living at 
Braintree until his death, 2 May, 1(557. His son Samuel Collins, 
Doctor of Physick, served about nine years as principal physician to 
the Czar of Russia, and died at Paris, 20 Oct., 1G70, in the fifty-first 
year of his age. 


Thomas Converse, of West Mersey, Co. Essex ; 13 Nov., 
1640, proved 3 June, 1041 ; to be buried in W est Mersey 
in the Chancell nere to my predecessors ; uncle John ( 'di- 
verse and his four children, Mary the eldest; John Harris 
of East Mersey; Faith Harris of West Mersey; Edward 
Harris of East Mersey ; Bridget Hall ; Thomas Harris the 
younger of East Mersey ; my uncle Essex' three daugh- 
ters ; four children of Ralph Ear of Fingringhow lately 
deceased; my four sisters, Mary wife of John Smith, 
Anne Flirgant, widow, Elizabeth wife of Joseph Mosse 
and Frances Converse, spinster; lands in Bentlcy Magna. 

{Evelyn, L. 72.] 


William Cotton, citizen and draper of London ; 25 
June, 5th James, proved 27 April, 1008; lands, &c., in 
Salop and Stafford, also messuage or wharf called Gallye 
Keye, in a place called Petty Wales in Thames Strecte, 


London, parish of All Saints Barking-; eldest son Row- 
lande Cotton's now wile Lucye ; my now dwelling house 
called the Redde Legge in Candwicke Streete at the 
corner of St. Michaells Lane, London ; second son William 
Cotton ; tenement in parish of JSt . Michaels in Crooked 
Lane, London ; three sons, Richard, Jacob and Joseph 
Cotton; parish of White Church Salop; brother Allan 
Cotton, sisters Margaret Edwardes, Alice Clayton, Mar- 
gerie Pillsworthie and Jone Dewsburie ; sisters Jeane, 
Katherine and Ellyn Cotton; wife's daughters, Sarah and 
Elizabeth; son Busbridge ; cousin Stowell Smithc and his 
wife ; Sir James Deane and Mr Diamons ; Jeane and 
Elnor Convers, daughters to my sister Convers ; cousin 
Thomas Cotton ; Elnor Edwardes, daughter to sister 
Edwardes ; David Edwardes and his sister Elizabeth ; Mr 
Hugh Brawghton ; the children of brother Allayn Cotton ; 
Sanmell Cotton and Marie his sister, iny brother Rogers 
children ; Mr Forde, I\Ir Merrick, William Harwoode my 
servant, Edward Clearke my prentice ; my sister Fishe and 
her husband; my sister ^ r eale and her husband; my 
brother Catlyn and his wile; cousin George Iluchson ; 
John Tailor, Thomas Andrewes, Robert Stubbs, and 
Thomas Bennion; cousin Hill and his wife ; cousin Mar- 
garet White: cosin Francvs ; cousin Thomas Cotton's 
sister; Mr Langloy, Mr Spike and Mr Lveble ; son Row- 
land and brother Allaine Cotton executors. William 
Cotton, jr., wit. [ WindebancJee, L. 27.'] 


Richard Curwen, citizen and Merchant taylor of Lon- 
don; 24 Oct., 1593; proved 17 Nov., 1593; children 
John, Elizabeth, Christopher and Henry (all under 23) ; 
to John nil such legacies as were given to me by the last 
will of Joane Tyas, widow dee'd ; residue to wile Ann, 
executrix. [Commissary Reg. , B. 18, L. 125.] 


Edmond Curwyne, of London, Iremonger; 15 April, 
22d of Henry VIII, proved 4 Dec, 1531 ; to be buried 
in the vestry of St. Sepulchre without Newgate ; wile 
Felix, sons Robert and William, daughter Elizabeth ; 
wife's father and mother John Giles and Aliee his wife. 

[Tkoiver, L. 7/.] 

Cuthbert Curwen, of Ncav Windsor, Co. Berks., gentle- 
man ; 21 Aug., 1644, proved 10 Jan'y, 1044; wife Susan 
and children Patricias, Marie and Susanna Curwen, and 
the child my wife is great with ; my brother Peter Cur- 
wen; sister Mrs. Audery Hussey wife of Mr Robert 
Hussey; sister Bridget Curwen; Mary and Elizabeth 
Pym, daughters of Mr John Pym, citizen and draper of 
London (referring to legacy of) my father Mr Francis 
Curwen, late citizen and founder of London, deceased ; 
my aunt Lucas; uncle Henry Glover; cosin Nicholas 
Curwen that now liveth in my house ; sisters in law Mis- 
tress Woodward, Mrs Nutt, Mrs Wi liner and Mrs Anne 
Woodward; brothers in law Thomas Woodward Esq., 
George Nutt, gentleman, Robert Hussey, citizen and 
sailer of London and my own brother Peter Curwen, 
Executors; brother in law Mr Thomas Wilmer of Chig- 
well, Co. Essex, gentleman, and Mr George Curwen, 
citizen and draper of London, overseers. \_Rivers, L. 30.~] 

George Curwen (l(>0(>-8) ; sons George and William, 
brother Christopher Curwen; a Cuthbert Curwen men- 
tioned. [Yorkshire Wills, B. 30, L. ISC'] 


Stephanus Demy ell, de Kyngeston Peuerell in Com. 
Wiltes, 11 March, 1488, proved. 19 July, 1488, mentions 
brothers John, William and Richard, sons Thomas, John, 
Alexander and Thomas jun r , and wife Elena. 

[Milles, L. 11. ] 


Steven Danyell, of the parish of Charnemouth, 31 
Jan'y, 1504, proved 9 Feb'y, 1504: — wishes to be buried 
in "Ladys He" of church at Kings Lyme, gives legacies 
to wife and children (without naming them) to every 
child of William Selwood and every child of John Raw- 
ley e, the residue to Richard Daniel! his lather: — John 
Takyll and William Selwood to be executors. 

[Holgrave, L. 26.) 

Another will of the same, proved 8 April, 1505, gives 
legacy to his father and residue to wife, Alys, and chil- 
dren, and mentions a sister Alys Danyell. 

[Holgrave, L. 31.] 

Alys Danyell, of Charnemowthe, in the diocese of 
Sarfi, in Clene wydowhode ; 1 May, 1506, pros ed 22 
May, 1506; makes bequest to the Ladys Chapel parish of 
Lyme Regis, refers to Avill of her husband, Steven Dan- 
yell, mentions her kinswomen Margery Jyne, Margery 
Paulis and Isabel Andrew, son Henry (whom she wishes 
to become a "prest") and all her children : — John Takyll 
to be one of the Executors : — Richard Danyell a witness. 

\_Adene, L. 7.] 

William Daniell, of Iden, Co. of Sussex, yeoman ; 2 
Nov., 16 lit, proved 2J March, 1613; mentions Mary, his 
daughter by his first wife (not yet twenty-one years of 
age), wife Mildred and three youngest children Stephen, 
Alice and Mildred Daniell. [Latve, L. 25.'} 


Enianavit Comissio &c. Mariae Davison uxori — Davison, 
in ptibus ultramarinis modo comorantis, ereditoris tlenrici 
Cassc nuper in ptibus ultramarinis celebis defuncti (2 
July, 1632). [Admon. AccL /look.] 



Roger Derby,— -will 1 Feb'y, 1509, proved 4 May, 
1510. lie wishes to he buried in the parish church yard 
of St. John Baptist in Burford, Co. of Lincoln ; names 
wife Johanna and speaks of sons and daughters, minors, 
without naming them. [Bennett, L. 2S.~\ 

Thomas Darby, of Walsoken, Co. Norfolk, husband- 
man; — will 30 Dec., 1550, proved 2 Feb'y, 1550; be- 
queathes money to be spent for prayers for the souls of 
Thomas Darbye and Johane his wife and for William 
Raynold; mentions Agnes Darby, brother William's 
daughter; sister Agnes Browne, will's sister Elizabeth 
Roo, John Darbye and Agnes "my" wile. 

[Wrastely, L. 4.] 

Roger Derby, of Slonell, Co. Worcester, yeoman; — 
will 21 Feb'y, 1580, proved 15 Nov., 15<S8 ; — mentions 
second son Thomas, an apprentice in London ; third son 
Roger to have lands in old Swinford, Co. Worcester; son 
and heir William ; daughter Alice ; youngest son Richard ; 
wife Mary ; witnesses John Youngc, Edward Scarlett, 
Thomas Ebons. [Leicester, L. 7.] 

DOW MX (i. 

Francis Downing <, 4 May, L0I9, proved 11 May, 1019; 
bro' John, sis' Catherine Woodcocke, sis' Jane Cobbidge, 
sis' (Ammi?) Ganthrope, bro' James and his ch'n., wife 
Mary and child unborn. [Consistory, L. 270.'] 


Matthew Draper, alderman of Boston (1595), son of 
Richard, has sons Richard, Matthew and Nicholas. 

• . [Scott, L. .'>.] 



Henri/ Edes, of Bockinge, the elder, Co. Essex; 20 
Dec, 1597, proved 3 March, 15 ( J7 ; wife Mary, sons 
Henry, John, Jeremy, Thomas, Peter; Henry son of son 
Henry ; Organ ( ?) Edes ; brother John. [Leivyn, L. 23. ] 


In the hunt after the ancestry of Capt. Francis Norton, 
of Charlestown, among the English Archives, there was 
borne in mind a possible clew found in the (printed) 
Records of Plymouth Colony (Vol. I, pp. 121-125) in 
which M r . John Evance, of Quilpiock or Quinipick (now 
New Haven), Connecticut, calls M rs . Mary Norton of 
Charlestown "sister," 2J3 June, 1640, and, again, speaks 
of his brother Norton and his brother Manslield ; and 
M r . Arthur Mansfield, citizen and haberdasher of London, 
in 1639, calls M r . Evance brother and, again, brother-in- 
law. It was to be hoped that the Probate of Arthur 
Mansfield, or, still more likely, of the father or mother of 
M r . Evance, would throw light on this inter-relationship. 

To the friendly courtesy of I. C. C. Smith, Esq., of 
the Dcpartmonl for Literary Enquiry in the Principal 
Registry of Probate, Somerset House, London, wo are 
indebted for memorandum of the grant of administration 
9 March, 1646-7, on the estate of Arthur Mansfield, of 
St. Martin, Ludgatc, to Francis Woolley, next of kin, 
during the minority of Nathaniel and Elizabeth the chil- 
dren of the deceased. No further information was ob- 
tained about him or his family. 

A persistent and painstaking search was made among 
the records of probate of individuals bearing the name 
of Evance or Evans, and at last our diligence; was re- 
warded by the discovery of the will of — 


Hugh Evans (as the Index gives it, his own signa- 
ture seems to have been Hughe Evance), citizen and 
elothworker of London, 15 March, 1635, with a codicil 
made 21 March, 1635, proved 28 March, 1636. To his 
wife Audryhe bequeathed lands and tenements in Billeri- 
key, Co. Essex, for term of life, and then to his brother 
Richard Turnor, cozen Edward Hunnywood and sonnes in 
law Barnabas Meayre, Matthew Andrewes and Arthur 
Mansfield, in trust, &c, <&c, to be divided into nine 
parts, of which two parts were to be given to son John 
Evance and the other seven parts to sons Daniel, William 
and Thomas and to daughters Sarah Andrewes, Mary 
Meayre, Elizabeth Mansfield and Susan Evance. He 
speaks of himself as dwelling in the parish of St. Michael 
in Querne, London, lie mentions houses and lands in 
Southwark, Surrey, given to his wife and her heirs by 
her mother Mrs. Audrey Jeffry, — also mentions a com- 
position and agreement made (or to be made) with his 
brother Thomas Jeffery. His daughter Sarah Andrewes, 
it seems, had four children, one of them named Matthew ; 
daughter Elizabeth Mansfield had one son, .Nathaniel, lie 
speaks of brother Roger Evance, "if alive," and his son, 

of sister Sorrcll, sister Mercer and her son and her 

two daughters. He has twenty pounds due to him from 
"my lady Siranford." lie gives ten pounds apiece to 
brother-in-law Richard Turnor and Nathaniel Hawes and 
son-in-law Barnabas Meayre ; to brothers John Baker, 
Richard Turnor, Christopher Robottom, John Stackhowse 
and William Goufle and every of their wives, and to 
William Jeffery ten shillings "to by them rings," and to 
Ezekias Woodward, and to cosen John Bayly for his son 
John Baylie and cosen Bayly's daughter rr that 1 was 
witness unto," and cosen Sarah Lewes, the Wor, Doctor 
Warde, and M r . Dugard of Sidney College in Cambridge, 
M p . Launce, Doctor Gouge, M r . Chibballs, M r . Culvar- 


well, M r . Hughs, M r . Simmons and M r . Davis, ministers 
in the city of London, lie also makes bequests to John 
Cranmore and his wife and his son Robert and his three 
other children, to "my" servant Sarah, to goodman 
Porter, to goodwife Evans the washer, goodman Newell, 
Robert Pitcher and donas, to M r . Baker the Pallatine 
minister and M r . Coventry that was sometime a mercer, 
to a widow in D r . Whitins alms houses " w ch Mrs. Bootliby 
knowes," to Alice Moms, to w idow Smith, to John Spenc jr 
"lyinge in the entrey of St. Martins church," to goodwife 
Cossens &c. "If Barnabas Meayre have a child*' &c. &c. 

[Pile, L. 32.] 

Andre)/ Evance, of London, widow, made her will 11 
Sept., 1651, proved 25 Oct., 1651 ; mentions son in law 
M r . John Baker, son John Evance, her late daughter 
Sarah Andrews, sons Daniel Evance and his wife Hannah 
and Thomas Evance and his wile Mary, son in law M r . 
Barnabas Moire and Mary his wife and John Baker and 
Susan his wife, son Daniel's four children, Hugh, Martha, 
Christian and Hannah, grandchildren Samuel, Joseph, 
Theophilus and Sarah Andrews and Nathaniel Mansfield. 
She appoints her son John Evance and her kinsman M r . 
Tempest Milner executors. [Grey, L. 184.'] 

The above wills, if they throw no light, as yet, on the Norton rela- 
tionship, do convey, as will be slum), a good deal of information about 
the family of Mr. John Evance, of New Haven, who, we are informed 
by Savage, was one of the most wealthy inhabitants, had Daniel, 
bapt. 15 March, 1G4G, Mary, who died 1G50, and Stephen, born 21 
April, 1652, probably went home, certainly was in London 1G56, ac- 
cording to his friend Gov 1 * Eaton's will, and whose widow Susanna 
was married, at London, to Henry Ilatsell. It must have been his 
Will then of which we have the following abstract: — 

John Evance, of London (Aldermanbury) merchant, 
13 Dec, 1G60, proved 2 May, 1G(S1, mentions wife 
Susanna, houses and lands in the Borough of Southwark 


and parish of Newington, Surrey, son Daniel, son John 
(to whom he "bequeathes his seal ring), son Stephen and 
son Thomas. [May, J,. 71.'] 

In Le Neve's Knights (P. 435) account is given of Sir 

Stephen Evance, said to be son of Evance of New 

England in America, who was a citizen and goldsmith of 
London, was knighted at Kensington 14 Oct., 1090, 
tailed in business, shot himself, dying unmarried, was 
found, alter all, to have left, alter pr.yment of debts, a 
good estate, which went to his niece Hester wife of Sir 
Caesar Child, baronet. By the samp authority we are 
informed that a sister of Sir Stephen Evance became the 

wife, first, of John Child, and, secondly, of Good- 

yere ; that by the former she had a daughter, Hester, w ho 
was married to Sir Caesar Child, of Co. Essex, living at 
Cleybury in the Parish of Barking in 1718. 

The mention by M r . Hugh Evance of his wife's mother 
led to the looking up of her will, of which the following 
abstract is given : — 

Awdrey Jefferay, of London, widow of William Jeff- 
eray, late of Chitt ingleigh in the County of Sussex, gen- 
tleman, and daughter and heiress of 1 nomas Ilervy, late 
of London, grocer, and of .Mice his wife, who was 
daughter and heiress of John Kellett and of Joane his 
wife, makes her will 1 April, l()2(>, and a codicil 10 Dec., 
1627, proved 27 Jan'y, l(>35 (sworn to in June, L(j34). 
She makes bequests to the President and Governors of 
Christ Hospital, to her sons Thomas and William Jefferay, 
and sons in law John Baker (and daughter Joane his wife), 
and Richard Turner; a sum for tin 1 relief of daughter 
Elizabeth Lewes and the education of her children ; son 
in law AVilliam Gofte and daughter Ann his wife; cosen 
Susan Baylie, now wife of John Bayley and her daughter 



Mary ; mentions the poor estate of daughter Goffe and 
her children ; son in law Richard Turner and daughter 
Alice his wife. To her son Thomas JefFeray she be- 
queathes her messuage or tenement in Pannyer Alley in 
the Parish of St. Michael at the Querne, sometime in the 
occupacon of Robert Salter and before that in the tenure 
of Jaine Coron, widow, and .sometime of Thomas Walker 
and now in the occupacon of Thomas Croply. To her 
son William Jeifery she left two houses being part of 
three tenements aunciently knowne and commonly called 
}>y the name of Flower de Luce, which two houses arc 
now in the occupacon of one Walter Davyes, Taylor, and 
one was lately in the occupacon of Walter Price, and the 
same two houses are abutting to an Entry leading into a 
Bakehowse and into a dwelling house of one Edward 
Jones deceased on the South and the ( Joeing into a yard 
or alley called the axe-yard on the North &c. c&C, all in 
the parish of St. George the Martyr, Southwark; and to 
son William the rest of the said Flower de Luce, sometime 
in the tenure of one Owen Griffin, a bakehouse lately in 
the occupacon of the said Edward Jones and an alehouse 
with the sign of Cordelyon, lately of John Bellamy and 
afterwards of John Ablen. To daughter Mary Stack- 
house she left her three messuages in Blackmanstreet, 
>*Y\\ inglon, Surrey ; to daughter Audrey L\ an> a mes- 
suage in Blackmail street wherein Robert Clare, Taylor, 
did sometime inhabit, being before in the occupacon of 
one John Arnold and afterwards of Richard Salter, and 
all rooms, buildings &c, lately in the occupacon of Jel- 
fery Ilustesals Lustace, lately deceased, situated between 
another tenement of the testatrix, late in the occupacon 
of one Philip Greene and now of Thomas Kdye or his 
assigns on the North and a tenement late in the occupacon 
of John Boswell, chandler, and afterwards of one Florence 
Barnard, a Maker of Instruments of Musick, on the South 


and abutteth on Kino; Street there toward the AVest ; also 
to said Audrey Evance a garden plot of three acres for- 
merly used for pasture ground, commonly known by the 
name of Horsemonger Lane, joining to land of John 
Freene towards the South, land late of Mtddleton's 
towards the West, and land belonging to the Hospital of 
St. Thomas Apostle towards the Bast. She speaks of 
Hugh Evance as the husband of her daughter Audrey, 
who is to pay &c. to Richard Turner at Ins dwelling 
house, at the sign of the Golden Key, in Wat ling Street, 
London. To Ann Gofle she gave three acres known as 
little Tufty n, als Bell Garden, in Newington, &c. She 
appointed as her executors her son in law Richard Turner 
and her daughter Alice his wife, and as overseers her 
sons in law John Baker and Hugh Evance. In the Codicil 
she mentions John Weller, son of her daughter Susan 
Weller, the said John having now departed this life, — 
also son in law John Stackhouse and Mary his wife. 

In the administration she is spoken of as lately while 
she lived of the parish of St. Austin near Pauline Gate 
London. [Pile, L. 2.~\ 

This last will helps us In fixing the ancestry not only of John 
Evance, but also of William Jeft'ery, of Weymouth, who is said by 
Savage to have settled on the shores of Massachusetts Bay before 
even Kndieott's Colony was planted, ami from whom Manchester is 
thought to ha ve derived its old name of Jelfry's Check. He died at 
Newport, 2 Jan'y, LG75, and in his will, of 8 Dee., 1674, refers to his 
mother Audry Jefiery, late of Chittingly, Co. Sussex, and mentions 
wife Mary, eldest daughter Mary, wife of John Green, of Newport, 
son Thomas, daughters Sarah (wife of .lames Barker), Priscilla and 
Susanna, and .John and Daniel Gould, brothers of his wife. 

The following pedigree, taken from Berry's Sussex 
Pedigrees, shows the ancestry of William JefFeray and 
hi.^ sister Audrey, the mother of John Evance, of New 
I [aven : — 


Arms : — Az.fretty or, on a chief ar, 
a Hon passant, (tuanlant tju. 

Crest: — A lion's head, erased, ar, 
ducally crowned </-. 

Quartering — Li Ar, a cross mo- 
line sa. bet w. four crescents 
<j a. — Melward. 
2/id Or, a chev. belir. three 
leopard's faces ga. — llaroey . 

Svmon Melward = 
ob. 4f> Edward III I 

John Mel ward = Agnes dan. of 
U Richard II I 

Symon Jefferay == 

John Melward 
10 Hen. VI 


William Jefferay == Katherine 

ob. <J Edward IV I da. of 


Richard Melward = Jane da. of 
(i Edward IV I Penbridge 

John Jefferay 
of Chiddingly Manor 
ob. 2a May 1513 

•- Agnes da. & heir of 
Richard Melward 

Thomas Jefferay Richard Jefferay 
of Ripe ob. 1551 

; Eliza da. of 
Robert Whit- 

William Jefferay = 
ob. 1511 

John Jefferay - 
ob. at Oxford 


Sir John Jefferay = Alice dan & heir 
Kent., Lord Chief ot John Apsley 
Karon ol the Ex- of London 
* chequer, ob. 28 May 1570 

,u K,, 3 ne ob. 23 May 157:5 

Jone da. of 
— Humfryea 

or Keyme 

-Francis Jefferay = 
of Mailing 

-Margaret = Edward 
Mascall ol LTumpton 


John Gardner 
of Radcliffe 

bit. at Chiddingly 

da. & heir = Thomas Jefferay 

>l — llavell or 
Howell, wid- 
ow of 


2d Son & heir 
alter death of 
his brother 

i da. of 

— Aston Of 
Ripe, widow 
of — Lndliam 

— Thomas ob. 6. p. 

—Ann = Lawrence Sharpey 

of Cranbrook 
— Frances = .John Sharpey 

Inolher ol Law rence 



Wdliam Jefferay : 
ob. 1011 

bn. at Chiddingly 

Aw dry da. A heir 
Thomas Harvey o 

brother to Claren- 
ce ux Harvey. 

-William Jefferay 
in New England 

| — Thomas Jefferay = Margaret, 
| eldest da ol 
I Richard 
M Blowfly of 

Celtic; Stafford- 

Margaret " 

1018 ;rt. J.) 

-Jone = John Raker, of Wythyam, Sussex. 

-Awdry = Hugh Evans, of London, mercer. 

-Susan = Richard Weller, of Cranbrook. 

-Alice — Ui chard Tin ner, of London, draper. 

■Mary = John Stockhouse, of London, silk- 


•Elizabeth = Edward Lewis, of London, 


■Ann = William Gopll, or Goffe, of London. 




Joseph Fielder, Gentleman, Eastmeane, Southampton ; 
23 Mch., 1640, proved cS July, 1641 ; mother surviving, 
bro' William, sisters Anne, Jane and Constant Fielder 
and Elizabeth Gardner; uncle Richard Hooke and bis 
wife Joan ; cousins, Constant, William, Alary, and Martha 
Hooke ; cousin Eustace Hooke's ch n ; cousin Thomas 
Fielder of Peterlield; cousin Barbara Tirrell of Winches- 
ter and her dau' Francis Tirrell. [Evelyn, L. 94.~\ 


Giles Firmyn, of Stoke Xaland, diocese of Norwich ; 
4 June, 1597, proved 1»> July, L r )!>7 ; wife Katherine, 
sons Josias, John, Giles and Henry, daughters Frances 
Anne and Sara. [Cobham, L. 67.'] 

The above testator was doubtless a relative of Mr. Giles Firm in, 
"a godly man, an apothecary of Sudbury, in England," who came 
over to New England, became deacon ui the church in Boston, and 
died 1634. His son Giles, who also came to New England, had 
matriculated in the University of Cambridge, L»cc, 1629, practised as 
a physician in New England and, about 1644, removed to old England, 
where, in 1648, he succeeded lialph Ililles as rector of Shallbrd, Go. 
Essex, was ejected in removed to Kidgwell where "he prac- 

tised physic lor a maintenance and was still a constant and laborious 
preacher both on the Lord's days and on week days." 11c died in 
April, I GUI). For an interesting account of him see N. E. Hist, 
ami Gcucal. Keg., Nos. 20, pp. *t T — r> *. » ami L'f>, pp. 52-57. 

The following extracts from Essex Co. Deeds may prove of interest 
in connection with the above : — 

B. 12, L. 52. William Goodhue Sen 1 ' of Ipswich, having " received 
a letter from my father Wilson this yeare 1646 that he hath paj'd 
M r Giles Finnan thirty two pounds for y- house that 1 live in and the 
laud that bchmgeth to it six acres more or less as it is bounded by the 
high way towards y« North ami y e land of M r Wards towards the East 
and y land of Thomas llowletts towards ye South and a brooke 
towards the West and Norwest being in the Southwestern! of Ipswich 
Towne as we goe to ISostoii and my father Watson in his letter doth 



earnestly desire that I would make tins house and land ouer unto my 
wife Marjory Goodhue after my death and to my eldest son Joseph 
Goodhue after my death and his owne mother's death alsoe I haue 
receiued twenty fiue.poundes in siluer sent to me by my father YVatSpn 
for Joseph to purchase some upland and meadow more to lay to this 
house and land for to make a comfortable liuing for myselfe and for 
Hjy wife and my eldest son Joseph Goodhue after my death if he Hue 
to marry and to haue children" &e do give <&c to son Joseph (the 
above) together "with a parcell of salt marsh that I bought,, of 
Thomas Firman about 22 acres joyning upon y K land of Procters 
Faruie" &c 7 Aug., 1G46. Entered Sept. 6, 1(> ( J7. 

Confirmed by an agreement made 13 July, 1G06 between Elder John 
Whipple Sen r and Deacon William Goodhue upon the marriage of 
Joseph Goodhue with Sarah Whipple. 

Ipswich Deeds, B. 1, P. 83. Thomas Firman of Ipswich, Mer- 
chant, conveys to John Proctor "my farm house called Thorne hill" 
and the farm (except twenty two acres) which, from the description, 
is evidently near Hog Island and abutted on a creek and three rails S. 
and S. E. and a great creek towards the East; G-$no 

The same day he bought of John Prod or a house and twenty acres 
of land on Mile Brook near Mr. Saltonstall's farm. 

B. 1, P. 122. lie sells to Ensign Thomas liowlet and William 
Goodhue twenty two acres, being part of the Farm called Thornhill, 
29 Nov., KMT. 

B. 1, P. 163. Inventory of the estate of Thomas Firman taken 
10-2 n, ° WAS. The Court, granteth unto Sarah Firman to administer 
the goods and chattells of Mr. Thomas Firman her late husband 
deceased. The Inventory was read and allowed in Court upon the 
oath of Sarah Finnan 13 April, 1 048. 

There was a Josiah Firmin, at Boston, 1G40, and John Firm in, 
Watertown, 1(530, who, according to Savage, perhaps went home, and 
came again from Ipswich, in SuU'olk, by the Elizabeth HUM, aged Pi. 
Thvy ma\ have been two of the sons of the testator named in the 
above will. There was also a John Firman, house- carpenter, in 
Newbury about 1C80, with wife Elizabeth. 

hi addition to the foregoing we have the kind. permission 
of Mr. John Ward Dean to publish the following: — 


Extracted from the Registry of Wills at Bury St. 
Edmunds, Co. Suffolk. 

John Fyrmyn, of Hartest, Co. Suffolk. "Will dated 
January 20, 1540—50: proved June 4, 1550. Xumes 
his wile Agnes, and son Thomas and his daughter liar- 
Lara ; his (testators) three sons Edmund, Robert and 
Mylbexe. Daughters Joan and Anne. 

Gyles Fyrmyn, of Stoke-by-Nayland, Co. Suffolk. 
Will dated July ID, 1583; proved April 14, 1584. 
Names his wife Ann, and son Thomas. Daughter Mar- 
garet engaged to he married to testator's servant, Arthur 
Crane, of Stoke, Blacksmith. 

John Fyrmin, of Acton, Co. Suffolk, Yeoman. Will 
dated, Feb. 16, 1600-1 : proved March 14, 1600-1. 
Desires to be buried in (he church of Acton. Bequeaths 
to his daughter Alary Digbie a house in Ballington, Co. 
Essex. Daughter Klizabeth Fennour. Ann and John 
Fyrmin children of (lenience Browne. Son-in-law Robert 
Browne. Daughters in law Elizabeth and Anne Roberts. 
Calls John Fyrmin his heir. Had a house at Foxearfh, 
Co. Essex. Appoints his son-in-law, Robert Browne 
executor, and his brother Richard Fyrmin, and his kins- 
man John Fyrmin, Clerk, supervisors. 

Iiichurd Fyrmyn of Sudbury, Co. Suffolk, Gentleman. 
Will dated Nov. 2, 1614; proved January !», 1614-15. 
Bequeaths to (Ik; aged and poor of the parish of St. 
Peters, in Sudbury, 1 acres of land. To the poor people 
of St. Peters 2(1 shillings. To the poor of St. Gregory, 
20 shillings. To the pool 1 of All Saints 20 shillings. To 
his wife Margaret certain lands in the parish of St. 
Gregory, during her life. To the three sons of his brol her 
William Firmyn, deceased, £5 — each. To the four sons 
and daughters of his brother Thomas Firmyn, deceased, 


£5 — each. To the three daughters of his brother Nicho- 
las Firmyn £7. 5 s . each. To the two daughters of his 
brother John Firmyn, deceased, £5 — each. To the four 
children of his sister Joan Chaplyn, deceased, £5 — each. 
To Henry Cooke, his sister's son, £10. To Josias Firmyn, 
of Na viand, 'Fanner, £5. To John Firmyn, Clerk, son 
of John Firmyn of Foxearth, Clerk, his kinsman, twenty 
marks to help him buy books for his study. To Gyles 
and Thomas Firmyn, sons of the said Thomas Firmyn, 
deceased, and to their heirs, after the death of his wife, 
a close or pasture next adjoining Brackets Bridge ; said 
land to be sold by Giles and Thomas to John Firmyn, 
testators kinsman, for £40. Legacies to his brother 
Roger Firmyn and his son Benjamin ; to his kinsman John 
Firmyn of Iladley, Shoemaker; to his kinsman Roger 
Cooke of Brently; to kinsman Richard Cooke, of Great 
Ilenny, in Fssex, a house and land in Assington, Co. 
Suffolk. Brother Nicholas Firmyn. Kinsman Christo- 
pher Firmyn of Foxearth. Kinsman Josias Firmyn, 
('lenience Firmyn alias Cooke, sister of kinsman John 
Firmyn. To his godson Mr. John Harrison, twenty 
shillings to preach a sermon at his burial. Gives £10 — 
to be spent upon his friends for a dinner at his funeral. 
Appoints his kinsman, John Cooke, executor, and his 
kinsman John Firmyn, Clerk, Supervisor. 

Margaret Firmin, of the parish of St . Peter's in Sud- 
bury, widow. Will dated July 10, 1616; proved Oct. 
21, 1616. Bequeaths to the poor of St. Peters 20 s . To 
the poor of St. Gregory, and of All Saints 6 s . To 
her servant and kinsman, Robert Fryott, the house she 
lives in called the Cooke. Kinswoman Cicely wife of 
Giles Lowe. Kinsman Henry Maynard, of Bures St. 
Marys, and his son Joseph of Melford. Kinsman Vin- 
cent Goldsmith. 


John Firmin, of Lavenham, Go. Suffolk, Yeoman. 
Will dated August 5, 1(517; proved Sept. 22, 1017. 
Eldest brother Robert Firmin, the elder, of Dedhani, in 
Essex, and his children Edward, Robert, Roger, John 
(not 21), Elizabeth, Grace, Anne, Martha, and Mary. 
Sister Joan Page and her children. Sister Anne Frost. 
Youngest brother Robert Firmin, of Ballington, in Essex, 
and his children John, Richard, Philippa, Elizabeth, 
Mary and Anne, all under 21 years of age. Sister Eliza- 
beth Pattrick and her sons. Sister Negoose and her 
children. Sister Anne Wright. Sister Joan Page. 
Appoints his eldest brother Robert, executor, and Roger 
Kerington, of Lavenham, supervisor. 

llobert Firmyn, of Ballingdon, Co. Fssex, Tanner. 
Will dated Aug. 29, 1624 : proved Sept. 30, 1024. 
Desires to be buried in the parish of All Saints, Sudbury. 
Wife Margaret. Son John. Daughters Mary, Anne 
and Martha. Son Richard. Daughter Elizabeth. Brother 
Jonas Firmyn, of Nay land, Tanner. 

The parish registers of Sudbury begin as follows : — 
All Saints, 1504. 
St. Peters, 1593. 
St. ( i regory, 1 053. 

Extracts from the parish register of All Saints. 

1500, June 13. Margaret, daughter of Edward Fyrnien. 
1570, Nov. 5. Thomas son M " ' " 
L580, April 23. Susan daughter " • John 
15<Sl-2, Feb. 20. Ruth 
1584, June 21. Sarah 
1580, Nov. 0. Elizabeth " 
1589, June 23. Mary 


1590, June 16. 
159-2, Sept. 10. 
1594, Nov. 10. 

1598, Nov. 26. 

1599, Dec. — 
1G05, June 23. 
1008, May 17. 
1612, May 18. 
1615, April 10. 


15(58, Sept. 10. Edward Fyrmeil and Elizabeth Proffyt. 
1597-8, Feb. 20. Robert Fyrmen and Methusela Mellor. 


William ffy she, of Stodehaugh inLaxficld, Co. Suffolk, 
diocese of Norwich — will 15 Oct., 1558, proved 4 May, 
1559; — mentions wife Margaret, son John, son Rauf, 
daughters Alice, Meriam, Jane and Margaret; William 
ftyskc, son of brother Henry dee'd ; my daughters Faith 
and Katherine ; executors to be my wife and brother in 
law Robert Ball and Roger Wade of Bermondsey. 

[Chat/nay, L. 20.] 

William Fyske has livery of the manor and advowson 
of Heckingham, in County Norfolk, lately belonging to 
Robert Fyske his father. [Fine Roll 34th Eliz., JSTo. 73.] 


Robert Fh/nte — w\\\ 4 Nov., 1559, proved 18 Dec, 
1559; — to he buried by Elizabeth my late welbeloucd 

Mary daughter of Edward Fyrmen. 

John son K John 

Anne daughter 

Philippa " " Robert 

Elizabeth " 

John son 

Richard « 

Mary daughter 



wife; — syster Margaret Hill, widoe, of the cittie of Nor- 
wich; brother Will m fllynts ii daughters; — my sisters 
houses in parish of St. Peters Manncrofte ; Margaret 
Flynt my daughter ; to my wife all my leases of the manor 
of Lakenham. — Administration granted to Barbara his 
relict. [Mellerche, L. «?.] 


Margaret Foster, of Shrewsbury, Salop ; 15 May, 
1629 ; widow of Thomas late of Reddingtoii, aged ; grand- 
children Reignald and Leighton Poster ; estate at Edmon- 
ton Midd'x ; dau' Newell Foster; dau' Judith Hosier. 
The name Judith Hosier occurs as witness of the will of 
Isabella Forster in 1631. [Audelay, L. 67. ~\ 

[jSt. John, L. 48.] 

Peter Foster, Alvslye, Essex, 26 Jan., 1635 ; Elizabeth 
Dcane of Osaye (?) and her heirs, Susanna Beforlye 
once wile of John Larkiii, Francis Farrowe's child ; 
Robert Potter my servant; John Read, overseer. 

[Pile, L. 18.] 


Thomas Gardener, citizen and grocer of London ; 2.*> 
Aug., 1590, proved 24 Oct., 1590; wife Katherine, cosen 
John Gardener, sons Thomas, Christopher and Jeremy, 
cosen Richard Grafton, Henry Pickering and others. 

[Drury, L. 69.] 


The following abstracts of Wills, Inquisitions and Eine- 
Rolls illustrate the pedigree of the distinguished family of 

>1 / 


Gilbert of Compton and Greenway in Co. Devon, of 
whom Sir Humphrey Gilbert and his son Raleigh Gilbert^ 
Esq., deserve especial mention for their attempts at colo- 
nizing' North America. 

Otys Gylbert; 1 1 Dee., 1403, proved 9 June, 1494; 
body to be buried in North part of the ehapell of Merldon 
under the foote of our lady, the which ehapell ptely I 
have bylded ; John my sonne and heyre, sons Thomas, 
Otys, William, Geffery ; Item I will that at the day of 
my burying men have mete and drink flyssh or fflessh as 
the day rcquireth. Item I will that in all possibill hast 
after my deth some pson be ordeyncd to Ryde to Oxford 
there to <pvide that I may have masses sayd for my sowle 
and that every prest have for a dirige and a masse III d 
and the Rider thedyr for his labor XIII s J 1 1 1 * and VP 
IlII d for his reward and for another of Oxford to devyde 
yt money among the prests in Oxford the w hich is redy 
&c., &c. [ Vox, L. 22.] 

John GyV>ert, sonne and heirc of Othus Gilbert de- 
cessed pondering my casual! lyfe and being in great age; 
XXX ti Feb'y 30th of Henry VIII, proved 7 July, 1539; 
to be buried in the church of Marlcdon within the ehapell 
late by me bilded and by the body of my late wife ; black 
gowns to be distributed; my nevewe Othus and his moder 
and his wife shalhaue everich like wise haue a black gown ; 
Thomas Lyne one of my servants; to my nevewe (Otho) 
all suche debt as is to me due by Philip Champnon knight 
only for the marriage of my said nevew to his doughter ; 
to Edward Gilbert my nevewe my schipp called the 

1 ononis Gilbert lilii Wilielmi lllii Elizabetac unius poronim Ilicardi patria 
Otonia Cbamberuoua defuncti &c. 1'rob. ajtat. Anno 17 lien. \ 1. 

Calcndai'ium luq. i>. m. 



Trinitie ; provision made if my almes howse 2 toyonde 
Newton be not bylded and fynyshed by my dayes and 
lyfe. Geven at Grenwaye the fyste day of March. 

[Dingehj, L. 29.] 

Otis Gtjlberd, of Compton, Co. of Devon, Esquier, 16 
May, 1545, proved 1G June, 1547; my son Humprey to 
have the manor of Hansford in Devon &c, &c. ; Adryane 
his brother; Otys my son, John his brother; wife Kathe- 
rine ; eosyn Rosecarocke ; brother Penkevell; Thos 
I lender my servant his father Thomas Lynne ; my mother 
Isal)el Gilbert; my wile to have the keeping of Otys, my 
brother Philip Penkevell to have Humprey and Adrian, 
daughter Katherine to be where she will at her own 
eleccion ; executors to be William Roupe, John Rose- 
caroek, Edward Gilberd and Philip Penkevell. 

[Alen, L. 38.] 

Ilumfrey Gilbert, of Compton, 3 Co. Devon &c. knight; 
28 August 24th year of Elizabeth, with a codicil added 
12 Dee., 1582 in the Towne of Southampton!!, proved at 
London 20 Get., 1584 by the Lady Anne Gilbert relict 
and executrix ; to Anne my wief one Thowsand poundes 
in money which I or myne assignes arc to receive of S r 
lulwiird Hobby knight for the sale of the manno™ of the 
Minster ami Ridge Marshc &c. ; money left for use of the 
children (except eldest son and heir) by the good discres- 

2 Julin Gilberd, Esq., founded an almshouse near the town of Newton Bushel 
in tli e County of Devon for throe poor people, towards whose relief lie gave two 
closes of land and two hundred marks in money to tlie said chamber that tour 
pounds per annum be quarterly paid them as by his deed S Octobris 31 
Henry VI 1 1. 

3 Compton was given in Kinge Llich. l tyme by the Lady A lis de Pola unto Peter, 
of the place called Compton ; from hym successively followed liobci I ile Compton, 
Will'm, Robert, Will'm, wch died li of Kinge Edw. l, .V. left is>ue Philip, whose 
bonne Will'm had issue Jone, wief of Geffrey Gilbard, & Susan wief of John 
Chiderlcigh. Tills land fell unto Jone Ac., &C [Sir William Cole's Collections.] 


sion of my good Lorde of Buckhurst, 8 r Thomas Corhe- 
walleys, S r John Gylbert knight, John ffarneham, Thomas 
Smith, William Awchier Esquiers. The bonds to remaine 
in tlie custodye of the seide S r Thomas Gornewalleys or 
William Awchier to those of my saide children &c. ; all 
my landes in the counties of Devon and Somersett which 
I bought of my Lorde Scrope and all my leases in Walles 
to be sould or leased to the best proffitt at the diseression 
of my saide wife with the consent of the saide S r Thomas 
Gornewalleys, S r John Gilbert and William Awchier or 
any twoe of them, &c., for the payment of my debtes and 
the marriage of Elizabeth Gylbert my daughter and suche 
daughter or daughters as my said wief goeth or is or maie 
be nowe withe childe w th all &c., &c. Witnesses Tho. 
Hamons, John Pinkham, ftrauncis Hutton, Edward But- 
ton, George Martin, Anthony Wolcocke, mark, William 
Den, Thorns Trott, mark. [ Watson, L. 28.] 

jSir John Gilbert; 30 June, 16*08, proved 15 Nov., 
1G08 ; wile, Lady Alice, to be executrix ; cosin William 
Bastard Esq.; brother Rawleigh Gilbert; 1G0£ for a 
monument for me and S r John Gilbert* my uncle, clec'd, 
in Marledon Church. [ Windebancke, L. ( JS.~\ 

llayley Gilbert, of Grccnway, Go. Devon, Esq. ; 27 
Sept., 1G25, proved 13 Feb'y, 1634; mentions daughters 
Amy and Elizabeth, wile Elizabeth, the Lady Anne 
Gilbert my mother, brother Sir John Gilbert dee'd, and 

•There is a rich and imposing monument, in the South transept of the cathedral 
at Exeter, to the memory ol the elder sir .John Gilbert and his consort, the Lady 
Elizabeth, with their effigies, of life size and full length, Ij ing with- by side under a 
lofty canopy, all of marble, having at their feel respectively a squirrel (the crest 
of the Gilberts) and a lion (lor tht! Chudleighs), while over their heads are three 
shields, one bearing the arms of Gilbert, Ar., on a chevron Sa :i rosea Ar., another 
the arms of Chudlcigh, ICrm., :'> lions i\nm>. Gu.\ while the middle chichi bears 
Gilbert impaling Chudleigh. 


his widow the Lady Alice Dormer, my four younger sons, 
Raley, Ager, Ferdinand and John ; to my eldest son 
Humphry's boy Rob 4 Lynn which I brought with me 
from Plimouth; 5£, at the discretion of executors. 

[Sadler, L. ,9.] 

Administration on estate of li<iwh j i/ Gilbert lately of 
Green way, Co. Devon, granted to his relict, Jane Gilbert 
7 April, 1G47. \_Admon. Act. Book,"] 

Inquisitio post mortem taken at Totnes ; 

Edward Gilbert, of Devon, Gen., seized of the manor 
of Gabpath Boldehay in the parish of Kingsteynton and 
of the manor of Ditycombe and Berycombe in same parish 
and four messuages in parish of Bovytracy, died 3 Oct. 
8th of Elizabeth, and William Gilbert Gen. son and next 
heir, is twenty two years of age ami more. 

\_Inq. p. m. Wards & Liveries Vol. II, P. -7/7.] 

Inquisition taken at Plympton 18 Oct., 21st of Henry 
VIII, post mortem Thomas Gylberd ar. ; . 

The jurors say that before the death of the said Thomas 
Gylberd, tin; son and heir of Otto Gylberd ar., together 
with John Symon, C'iork, John More, Thomas Hcxt and 

Whitynge, already deed, was seized &c. of the 

whole manor of Brodewodkelleigh, and by deed of 1 
October 11th of Henry VII they granted to the said 
Thomas Gylberd, brother to the said John Gylberd (son 
and heir as above) cV;c., c^e. The lands thus conveyed 
descend to Otto Gylbert as son and heir of tin; body of 
the said Thomas Gylbert lawfully begotten, and he is at 
tin; time of taking this inquisition more than sixteen 
years old. The said Thomas Gylbert died f) August 2 1st 
of Henry VIII. 

[Thomas IlexCs Escheats, heron and Cornwall.] 


Inq. taken at Kyngesbridge 19 Oct. 22d Henry VIII, 
post mortem Willi, Gilberd, seized of a moiety of the 
manor of Oliewell &c, &e. By his cart, dated 20 ( )et. 20 
Henry Y J II he had enfeoffed Oto Gilberd (and others), 
for the use of Agnes liis wife during her life and after- 
wards according to his last will &c, &c. ; being so seized 
the said "William Gilberd afterward, to wit, 11 duly, 15o0, 
at Newton Abbot his last will and by the same 
willed that the said Agnes bis wife and her heirs should 
peacefully among other things enjoy the said moiety of 
the said manor and premisses with their appurtenances 
during her life. And if his said wife should be with child 
lie willed that after the death of said wife the said child 
and its heirs should peacefully enjoy the said moiety &c., 
&c, but if not with child cV:c. then he willed that after the 
decease of the said Agnes John Mannyng, son of said 
Agnes, and his heirs should enjoy the said moiety, cV:c. ; 
and, in default of issue of (he same, then to remain to 
the right heirs of the William Gilbert. The said 
William died 11 August hist and John Gilberd is his 
brother and next heir, who is sixty years old and more. 

\_&schc(ils of James Coui'tenat/, AW/.] 

Otto Gilbert, was seized of certain premisses ; and by 
his earl. Iripart. indent., WO Aug. IHMh of Henry VIII, 
granted and confirmed to a certain John Gilbert, armiger, 
c^e., &c, for term of life, so that- after the decease of the 
said John (the premisses) shall remain to tin; said Oto 
Gilbert and Katherinc his wife, and their lawful heirs male, 
and, for fault of such issue, remainder to Geolfrey Oil- 
herd, brother of the said John &c, then to Oto Gilberd, 
brother of the said John, then to the right heirs of the 
said Geoffrey forever. — Tin 4 said John was seized and 
died SO seized, after whose death the said Oto and the 
said [Catherine entered into possession &c. ; and the said 


Olo died and Katherine survived &c. : and the said Oto 
by his last will, 16 May, 1545, 37th of Henry VIII, de- 
clared that his son Humprey &c., <>cc. And r rhomas 
father of Oto granted (certain premisses) lor his own use 
and his wife Isabella, remainder to Oto Gilbert, next to 
John son of said Thomas, then to the heirs of the said 
Thomas, then to John Gilbert, elder brother of the said 
Thomas, then to the heirs of Oto Gilbert, father of the 
said John. The said Thomas died and Isabell survived 
and yet lives. Otto Gilbert died 18 Eeb'y, 38th Henry 
VIII and John Gilbert is son and heir and eleven years 
and three-quarters old at taking of inquisition ; and the 
said John, on the 13th of January last, reached the full 
age of twenty one. 

[Fine Poll 3d & 4th of Philip and Mar,/, No. 41.] 

Inq. ]). m. /SVr John Gilbert, taken 18 Nov. 3 Dili of 
Elizabeth, reciting an indenture between Sir John (and 
wife Elizabeth) and Sir Humphrey Gilbert et als, 21 May 
24th Elizabeth, by which certain manors were to belong 
to Sir John and his issue and for default e of such issue 
to Sir Humfrie Gilbert and his heircs male, next to Adrian 
Gilbert, brother of Sir John, and his nude heirs, then to 
William Gilbert of ISovie tracy and his male heirs, then 
to the right heirs of Sir John Gilbert forever: — a. • f 
the manor and barton of Smaleridge and all other pj 
isses in Axminster pertaining to the use &e. of Ivathci 
Rawleighe, widow, mother of tin; said Sir John, dun 
her life lbr her jointure, — with (he same suceession.- 
Jollil Gilbert died 8 Sept. last past and his heir was Si 
John Gilbert, son of Sir Humtry Gilbert deceased, 
brother of the said John deceased. The said John was 
a knight and more than twenty one years of age. 
[Chancery Inq, p. m. t 1st Part, 39th Elizabeth No. 80.] 


Inq. p. m. Sir John Gilbert, taken 8 Feb., 71 h of 
James; (a Thomas Gilbert on the Commission). The 
succession of heirship was Ralegh Gilbert, his brother, 
then Thomas Gilbert, then the right heirs of the said John, 
lie died 5 July 6th of James. 

[Chancery Inq. p. rn., 2d Part, 1th James jtfb. 96.'] 

Inq. taken 9 Oct. Kith James post mortem Thomas 
Gilbert Gen. of Co. Devon, who died seized of the manor 
of Gabpath Boldhay in the parish of Kingstaynton, 
Devon, and of the manors of Babcomb and Berryeombe 
in t lie same parish and a messuage called Wynslowe in 
foresaid parish (See., the 1 ;"> t li of March last past, and 
Johanna Gilbert, Jane Gilbert and Grace Gilbert are his 
daughters and next heirs, — Johanna over six years, Jane 
over four years and Grace over three years of age. 

\_Misc Inq. p. m. t 4th Part A r o. 63. ~\ 

The accompanying pedigree of this family has been 
gathered from various sources and prepared with oome 
care : — 

The age of Humphrey son of Ralegh Gilbert given in this pedi- 
gree, agrees With that of Humphrey Gilbert, of Ipswich, Massa- 
chusetts, as shown in ;» deposition made by him now on lile in the 
Ottiee of the Clerk of the Courts for Middlesex County. But the fact 
that Humphrey was the eldest son of Ralegh and so the inheritor of 
considerable real estate entailed on him as heir to his grandfather, 
.Sir Humphrey Gilbert, would seem to preclude the notion that this 
agreement of name and age was anything more than a chance co- 

Another Humphrey Gilbert was brought to light in the 
following will : — 

Thomas GiWerd, of Frodley, Co. Stafford, the elder, 
yeoman; 31 July, LG26, proved 5 March, L02(> ; mentions 
the poor of the parish of Alrewas; my four sisters, 


Anne Cooke, Dorothy Holmes, Margaret Byrd and Sara 
Perkins.; sons VYaltor, Henry and John Gilbert; Item. 
I give and bequeath unto Hunifrey Gifberd my youngest 
sonne ten pounds to bee paid unto him when he shall 
accomplish the age of one and twenty y cares ; youngest 
daughter Dorothy ; wile Elizabeth and eldest son Thomas ; 
the messuage where 1 dwell &c. in the parish of Alrewas 
and in Streethay, Co. Stafford ; my grandchildren, Ann, 
Richard and William Alport, children of William Alport, 
my son in law, and his wife Ann. [Skinner, L. 30.~\ 

John Gilbert, of Woodford, Co. Essex, Gentleman ; 
16 Aug., 1615, proved Bl Aug., 1615; to be buried in 
the church of St. Laurence, London ; brother Thomas 
Gilbert; manor or rectory of Carnow als Cranoe, Co. 
Montgomery, and lease of the Rectory of To win Merio- 
neth, Co. Merioneth ; cousins John, Walter, Henry and 
William sons of said brother Thomas ; sister Anne Cooke 
wife of R. Cooke, sister Dorothy Holmes wife of Ilumfry 
Holmes, sister Margaret Byrd wife of Walter Byrd, sister 
Sara Perkins wife of Richard Perkins; two daughters of 
brother Thomas Gilbert, Ann and Dorothy; cosen Eliza- 
beth Swynton, wife of flames Swynton, cozen Joyce 
Dade, uncle John Dade; my four sisters' children. 

[liiuld, L. 73.] 

It would seem from the above that Humphrey, son of Thomas 
Gilbert, of Prod ley, was probably not born at the date of his uncle 
John's will (August, 1015). If born that year or the next his age 
would be rijihl to make him the settler in Ipswich. 

Tne arms of .John Gilbert, of Woodford, as confirmed to him by 
William Se<?ar in 100'J, were Ar., on a chevron between, three leopards' 
faces sa., as many roses or. We arc told that lie was buried in the 
church ui St. Lawrence Jewry, near Guild hall, London. 

There was a Humphrey Gilbert, Ksq., of t'rodley, Co. Stafford in 
U>7<) (?) whose name and arms (similar to those described above) are 
given in the edition of Blome's Britannia for that year; w hich perhaps 
cuts off this clew. 



Still another Humphrey Gilbert is mentioned in the 
will of 

Henry Gilbert, of the city of Gloucester, yeoman ; 8 
Jan'y, 1020, proved 20 Dec, 1628 ; entrusts to William 
Price, gentleman, one of the aldermen of the city of 
Gloucester, Richard Keylock of the same citie, gentleman, 
Henry Allen of Tutlley, Glou., yeoman, and Stephen 
Halford of said city, mercer, the some of 120£ for use 
&c. of Henry, Roger, Lewes, Humfrey, Katherine and 
Sara, sons and daughters (minors) of Henry Gilbert my 
son, and for * * * children of Blannch Clemence my 
daughter (Humfrey to get 10£) ; wife Katherine Gilbert 
executrix; to my said son Henry Gilbert 10 s to make 
him a ringe, and to daughter Blanch the same. Nanfan 
Gibson a witness. [Harrington, L. 111.'] 

Umphrey Gilberie, mariner (nuncupative) ; 16 March, 
1030, proved 2(> June, 1040; duo unto the boulson of 
the ship Fortune, Richard Williams by name; flames 
Wood, gunner, seems to have been a partner with him. 

[Coventry, L. 113.] 

Walter Gilbert, of the city of Coventry, merchant of 
the Staple; 13 Keh'y, 1 (>«'}(>, proved !«*> May, l(i<)7; wife 
Margery, son William, son Samuel and his son Walter, 
daughter Hannah Symes and her daughter Margerie 
Symes, son Nathaniel (to whom the newe house in Hay 
Lime), son Walter, son Jonathan, grandsons John and 
Matthew, sons of my son John, Elizabeth Gilbert, 
daughter of son Daniel and his two other daughters, 
daughter in law Anne Bedford, Robert Bedford's son 
Samuel and his other two children, sister in law Ann 
Bincks and her two daughters Elizabeth and Mary, sons 



in law Luke Symes and Robert "Bedford, sons John and 
Daniel Gilbert residuary legatees. [Goare, L. 67.] 

Matthew Gilbert, of New Haven, Deputy Governor of Connecticut, 
named his eldest son John. 

Giles Gilbert, of Bridgewater, Co. Somerset, yeoman ; 
25 May 80th Elizabeth, proved 5 June, 1595 ; to church 
of St. Andrews in Welles ; land in Dunweare called 
Greenewaie to eldest son Giles ; wife Johane, second son 
(minor) John, daughters Anne and Johane Gilbert. 

[Scott, L. -13.] 

John Gilbert, called "a brave honest gentleman" was of Dorchester 
and thence removed, about 1C8-67, to Taunton, where he died having 
made his will 10 May, 1G54. His sun Giles Gilbert was living 1703, 
aged upward of seventy years. 

Hugh Gilburde, of Crambourne, Co. Dorset ; 30 Nov. 
30th Elizabeth, proved 17 Dec, 1596; mentions Edward 
son of John Gilburde, and Edith, daughter of John, 
Thomas son of Edward Savadge, William Gilburd, Edward 
Gil bind and child, and sister Frances Curry. 

[Drake, L. 91.] 

This will is preserved as relating, perhaps, to the family of William 
Gilbert, of Boston, whose- son William wrote home in 1GS0 to his 
grandfather Mr. Arthur Bridge, of Sherbom in Dorsetshire, mention- 
ing numerous relatives in England. 


Elizabeth Greenleafe, of Ipswich, widow; 31 July, 
1634, proved 10 Nov., 16*34; to the poor of the parish 
of St. Margaret; sister Alice Wilkinson; all my grand- 
children; grandchild Elizabeth Miles; three daughters, 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret; nephew, Edward Leeds, 
son of Stephen Leeds my brother; sons in law Richard 


Grimston and Nicholas Templar ; sons in law Edmund 
Myles and Lewes Sable. [JSeager, L. 106.'] 


Edith Gwppie, Dorset; 6 Jan., 1635, proved 19 May, 
1636 ; sous, William, Richard and John ; dan's Sara and 
Susan Guppie and a married dan' Marie. [Pile, L. 42.] 


Francis Hacker, "Esquior" of Colston Basset, Nott's, 
1640, 1647, 1660 "knows not whether his eldest son be 
living or dead but being minded to leave lands away 
from him;" sons Francis, Thomas, Rowland, dan's Ann 
and Alice Grecpke ; witnesses, hit ah. John Southwicke. 

[Fines, L. 86.] 

An instance of a surname well-placed in the mother-country, which, 
familiar as it is to Salem ears, seems to be doubted by Savage and 


John Hancock, barber chirurgion and cittizen of London, 
8 dan. 1646 ; the sign of the Cradle in Elye ; rents in the 
parish of St. Andrew Holborne ; wife Anne, son-in-law 
Cioorge Soortret ; live dan's and no son; "for 1 have 
lived ill the parish like a poor old man." 

[Fines, L. 111.] 


8tej)1ten TTatiMt, the elder, fuller; 24 May, 1648, 
proved jtl Feb. 1653; parish of Marnshull, Dorset ; son 
Ellis, son John, grandchild flames Young; mills, etc, in 
Marnhull, Todber and Fifehead-Magdalcn, Dorset; wife 
Elizabeth, son Stephen, dan' Elizabeth Young who is to 


inherit, after the wife and son Stephen , the lenses, etc. ; 
"Pewter, brass and timber vessels." Friends Osmond, 
Ploant and John Snooke, overseers; Robert Lillie, 
George Marsh and Elizabeth Haskett of Todber, widow, 
witnesses. [AlcJdn, L. 322.] 

Fifehead-Magdalen, Mamhull and Todbere arc all close together 
in the northern part of Dorset, near the boundary line of Somerset- 
shire, and within four or live miles of Henstridge in the latter county, 
whence Stephen Haskettjof Salem is known to have come, as is shown 
in a deposition on record in the county Court House at Salem, which 
lias already appeared in print. [See N. E. Hist, and Gen. Keg. Vol. 
30, |). 110 and Essex Institute Hist. ('oil. Vol. 1G, p. 102] but perhaps 
we may be pardoned lor again publishing it, in order that it may 
accompany the foregoing will as evidence of the descent and location 
of this family in England. 

"Mrs. Elizabeth Haskitt, widow, formerly wife of Stephen II as ki tt 
of Salem, personally appeared before me ye subscriber ami made oath 
that she hath six children living (viz.) one sonne whose name is Elias 
Haskitt aged about twenty-eight years & live daughters Elizabeth, 
Mary, Sarah, Hannah & Martha all which she had by her husband the 
abovesaid Mr. Stephen Haskitt and were his children by him begotten 
of her body in lawful Wedlock being married to him by Doctor Clavell 
in Exiter in ye Kingdome of England, and whose said husband served 
his time with one Mr. Thomas Oburne a (/handler ami Sope-boyler in 

said place and was ye reputed Sonne of llaskit of Henstredge 

(so-called) in Suuimersetshire in said Kingdome of England, & have 
often heard my said husband say that he hail but one brother who.-*; 
name was Elias llaskit, and that he lived in said Town of Henstredge, 

Elizabeth Haskitt. 

Sworne Salem May y e 30 111 1098 before me John 1 1 at home one ofy e 
Council] and Justice pe. and Qo. in y e County of Essex in his Maj ,l,s 
province of ye Massachusets Bay in New England. 
Province of y e Massa ts Bay in New England Essex ss. 

To all to whome these may come or concern Greeting be it knowne 
that John Ilalhorue Esq* by whome y« aboue oath was adnnni>t red is 
one of y e Councill ami a .Justice in ye province afores d and hath lull 
power and authority to administer oat lies in this or y e like cases and 
therefore faith and credit is and ought to be gim n to y e same as well 
in any Court of Judicature as else where. I further certify that Mr 
Stephen Haskitt lute of Salem in New England deceased was well 


knowne unto me who left one sonne and fine daughters as aboue is 
expresst and his said only sonne his name is Elias Haskit with whome 
I am well acquainted hailing been Commander of a ship this seuerall 
yeares and is now in Barbados there being lately certaine news of 
his being well there and letters from his owne hand. 

In testimonium veritatis signo meo manuali solito signaui et sigillum 
apposui rogatus this 30t h Day of May 1G9S, Annoq : Regni Regis 
Gulielmi Tertii Angliac etc Decimo 

Steph Sewall Not* Pubi . 

Ellis and Elias are not so unlike that they may not be one and the 
same name. Elias Ilaskett of Salem, the only son of the above 
deponent, born, as it appears, about 1G70, attained to the military 
rank of Colonel and in * * was royal governor of New Providence, 
the most important of the Bahama Islands. The name (Elias llaskett) 
has been borne with credit ami honor by various members of the 
])erby family, who are descended from Martha, one of the daughters 
above mentioned. 


Nicholas Ilassam, died at Wickford, Co. Warwick, 9 
June, l()th James; son and heir Richard Ilassam nine 
years old. [Chan. Inq.p. m, 19th Jus., 2d Part No. 34.'] 


Adrian Hawthorne, of Welles, Co. Somerset, minister 
of God his worde : will of 1 Oct . 1571), proved 2 May, 
I T> 7 7 : son Uilhert Hawthorne, otherwise called Gilbert 
Smith; wife Pasea Hawthorne, brother M r Walter 
Bower, canon of Welles. \_Dauglxtry, L. 16. ~\ 

John Ilathorne, citizen and carpenter of London : will 
of 2(J June 1577 : proved Nov. 1 7 7 : church of Great 
all hallowes, Thomas Street: wife Elizabeth: overseers 
Christopher Swaldell and William Ilathorne, citizens and 
barber surgeons of London. \_Daughtry L. 45.] 

William Ilathorne, citizen and barber surgeon of 


London: — will, of 9 Oct., 1582, proved 16 Oct., 1582: 

— body to be buried in the parish church of St. Michael's 
near Queenhithe, where I am a parishioner ; wile Eliza- 
beth and children, viz : Christopher, Susan and Judith : — 
if they all die without issue, then to the children of 
brother Robert Hathorne equally ; to William Ilathorne, 
son of brother Robert, and the rest of Robert's children ; 
— widow Starr ; widow Dove ; brother-in-law Thomas 
Horton. [Tirwhite, L. 38.~\ 

CJirlstoplier Ilathorne, son of William Hathorne dec'd ; 

— will of 1 Oct., 1603, proved 28 duly, 1604:— to be 
buried in the parish church of St. Michael at Queenhithe : 

— mother, Elizabeth Furthe, now wife of William 
Furthe, grocer; sister Elizabeth; Peter West, son-in- 
law of William Bond; sundry children of John Horton ; 
sister Mrs. Horton ; son of uncle Anthony Culvcrw ell ; 
mother Elizabeth executrix. [Harte, L. 70.'} 

Richard Hawthorne, of Burnham, Co. Bucks, husband- 
man, will of 25 Nov. 1635, proved 1 Feb'y, 1 635 : brother- 
in-law Symon Walter in Farneham, sister .lane Walter 
and Jane Walter the younger: John Groome and Walter 
Jarvis : I give to my brother Thomas Hawthorne, if he 
be alive and come to demand it, twelve pence: eosen 
Thomas Jarvis. [Pile, L. 19.] 

Richard Hawthorne, of the parish of St. Lawrence, 
Walthani, Berks, yeoman : will of 24 Oct. Hi l l, proved 
15 Jan'y, LG44; to eldest son, Richard, land in Bray; 
two younger sons, Thomas and Robert : three daughters 
Jane, Mary and Elizabeth; wile Katherine: land in 
Bray 1 bought of brother William Hawthorne. 

[Rivers, L. 23.] 

Edmund Ilathorne, of London ; 15 June, L652, proved 


20 June, 1052; mother Sara; brothers Robert and Na- 
thaniel ; tenement in Bray, Co. Berks. 

[Bowyer, L. 134.'] 

The foregoing wills relate, without doubt, to the family of the 
Worshipful Major William Hathorne who very earl}' attained to a posi- 
tion of great prominence in the aflairs of New England and, next to 
Governor Endicott, was the most eminent and distinguished of the 
inhabitants of Salem in Ids time. His son, Col. John Hathorne, 
filled a similar position in town and colony; and their famous descen- 
dant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, by the creations of his fancy, has made 
the name known wherever the English language is read. 

In the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Keg., Vol. 29, p. 112 will be found a note 
taken from Essex Co. Court Papers, by which it appears that Major 
Hathorne issued a bill of exchange on "Mr. Robert Hathorne at I\I r 
John Winches one Ludgat hill, london," dated 19-10ber: 1051 And 
in his account current he specifies it as a '"Bill of exchange on my 
brother, paid by M 1 " Winch in London — 100£." And in Vol. 12 of 
the register, page 295, will be found a letter from his brother about 
this very matter, ending as follows, — "Good brother, remember 
my love to my sister, my brother John and sister, my brother Daven- 
port and my sister, and the rest of our friends. 

In hast I rest your loving brother, 

Robert Hathorne." 

"From Bray this 1 of Aprill 1C53" 
addressed "To his loueing brother M r William Hathorne at Salem 
in New England, deliver this." 

This family were evidently settled near the Thames, between 
Windsor and Maidenhead, and near the boundary line of the two 
neighboring counties of Berks and Bucks. 

The accompanying pedigree shows the descent of Nathaniel Haw- 


Robert Heath, of Odyham, South", clothier, 20 Sept., 
1585, 25 Jan'y, 1585; wife Agnes; William, Robert, 
and Arthur Bolde three of daughter Maries sonnes in 
trust to friend Thomas South of Odyham clothier; John, 
Elizabeth and Michael Bold three other children of 
Maria; W m Bolde, late of Petcrsficlde South' 1 my late 


son-in-law {referring to liis will] son-in-law John Cowpcr 
and Marie his wife. [ Windsor, L. 1 .] 

This extract has been preserved on account of the association of 
the two names, Heath and Bolde, 


Thomas Higginson, of Barckeswell, Co. Warwick, 
yeoman; 2!) Nov., 1573, proved 10 Feb'y, 1573; mother 
Joane Higginson, daughter Ursula, sons Robert and 
Thomas, daughter Dorothy Handslappe, daughter Joyce 
Benyan, son-in-law Thomas Benyan, son George Higgin- 
son, brothers John and Nicholas* Higginson, cozen Allen 
Higginson, son-in-law Nicholas Handslappe; to Adam 
Higginson and Valentine Higginson. Among the wit- 
nesses were Allen Higginson, clerk, and Hugh Higginson. 

[Martyn,L. JO.] 

Christian Higgenson, of St. Olave, Southwark black- 
smith ; 10 March 1579, proved 1 June 15<S() ; wife Eve, 
daughters Alice Ilubbersleyc and Rachel, cousin Corne- 
lius Harrison. \_Arundell, L. 10."] 

Alen Higginson, of Cotton, Co. Salop, yeoman; 3 Oct. 
36th Elizabeth, proved 10 July, 1594; son George, 
eldest son John, son Thomas ; the children ot" daughter- 
in-law Elizabeth Higginson of Whitechurch ; daughter 
Katherine; wife [without naming her] . 

[Scott, L. 14.] 

Robert Higginson, citizen and cordwynder of London ; 
5 March 1602, proved 12 April 1603; wife Ann, son 
John. [Bolein, L. 28.] 

John Higginson, of Whixall, Co. Salop, yeoman; 5 
Feb'y, 1633, proved ID June, 1634 ; to he buried in the 


church yard of Preese; sons Robert, Joseph, Francis), 
and Samuel, wife J onnc, supposed daughter Ann Purcell ; 
♦John Higginson of Whixall ; sonic Gregories mentioned. 

[/Seager, L. 56. ] 


Thomas IlolIocJc, of Winchelsea, Co. Sussex, .lias 
brothers John and Edward Hollock (1547-9). 

[Populwell, L. 34.] 


John Holliock, of Alcester, County Warwick, mercer, 
made his will 21 November, thirtieth year of Elizabeth, 
proved 31 January, 1587. He mentions wife Elizabeth, 
father-in-law Richard Stokes, children Mary, Edward, 
and the child with which his wife was "now conceived." 
John Stockton was a witness. [Rutland, L. 10. ~\ 

This .can be none other than the father of Edward Ilolyoke, the 
immigrant ancestor of the Ilolyoke family of New England, whose 
wife, it will be recalled, was Prudence, a daughter of the Hev. John 
Stockton, the witness, perhaps, of the above will. A Family Tree, in 
tabular form, compiled by a grandson of the immigrant,' now in 
possession of one of the descendants, begins with the bare statement 
that a Ilolyoke married a Stokes. The will furnishes us with the 
baptismal name of Mr. Ilollioek ami the name and parentage of his 
wife. It will be noticed that his place of abode was Alcester, which 
is in the western part of Warwickshire, near the county of Worcester; 
•while his son Edward is said to have come from Tamworth, a town on 
Staffordshire, close to tin; northern boundary of Warwickshire. 

The following copies of letters written by the immigrant to his 
betrothed are herewith published, with the kind permission of the 
present owner of these letters, in tin' hope that they will furnish 
clews for further discoveries as to the relationships of the llathorncs, 
Holiocks, Stocktons and Whittinghams The endorsement and the 
note about the rectorship of Mr. Stockton are in the handwriting of 
the Rcv d Edward Ilolyoke (Elizur, 3 Elizur,* Edward 1 ) born 2(j June, 
1G89, Harvard College 1705, minister to the congregation worshipping 
at Marblehead, President of Harvard College marly thirty-two years, 

and father of Edward Augustus Holyoke, M. 1)., the well-known 
physician "of Salem, born 1 Aug., 1728, Harv. Coll. 1746, died ;U March, 
1821), at the great age of 100 yrs 7 nios. 19 days. 

[A Letter from my Great grandfather M r Edward Holyoke to Ids 
Mistress Mrs Prudence Stockton Daughter to the Rev d M r John 
StOCton V. 1). M. in Leicestershire. 

Edward Holyoke. . 
M r Jn° Stockton was Rector of Kinkolt in Leicestershire.] 

To my assured frend Prudence Stockton att Kinkolt: — 

Grace and peace be multiplied in your heart by tin; holi spirite of 
God, working in your heart those things w Hl are pleasing in his sight 
Amen: So it is yt my Cousin Woger Hawthorne came to London and 
att his returue homewards; he said, that he would call att. your 
howse, and I being glad Iherof, 1 would not slay my hand from 
wri tinge (lest I might seeme to you to be forgetfull) something, 
although nothing at this time: lor indeed time hath not afforded my 
heartes desire; but I thinke by another way, (you know whom) I 
i nea ne to send ; and that not long ; I thought Hot good to send anything 
by this bearer, fearing, fearing, (but yet not doubting his fidelity) lest 
it might, or the letter be transported from you to be read in 
another place: so much at this time, but] thinke if God pmitt to 
writ t to the full contentment of my P. in the next letter : : I pray you 
commend me most kindli to my Bro: & trend your Brother Gilbert & 
to Sarai, with the rest: and 1 hope Gilb: is well recouered : he was 
not very well when he and I dranke a piute of burned saeke behinde 
Panics Church, and so we are then seperated on from another, for a 
while until I the Lord will y.t we shall see on another againe: we 
dranke to you euen I, from my heart: and now the Lord be \v th you, 
and the very God of peace, sancti'i yon throughout both in soule and 
in body to be kept blamelcs unto the conuning of our lord and 
sauiour .Jesus Christ : Amen Amen I pray you remember me in your 
supplications to God : 1 elide from London XXI of Noucmber IG07 
Yours euer (or his owne never (your owne phrase) in the lord 

Ldward Holiockc 
1 t hank you for your tokms: and your commendations by your Aunt 
Whlttinglnun, and she hath her commendations unto you. I was w lh 
her and her husband upon Wednesday last and tai'icd w 11 ' them almost 
halfe an howre: I durst no longer. 

The next letter is addressed to the same lady. 

I have sent, you a silke girdle, and a paire of gloues and this my 
letter to you for a New Veers gift, I hope it wilbe accepted of your 
heart, (oh that I weare w ll > you a little while; att Christide day at 


euen I was w lh your uncle and Ante Whittingam at theire bowse a 
little while, so long as I durst tari, truly we dranke to you, liee and 
shee have beene exceeding kinde to me I thinke them, and if it please 
god we will make them amends on day for theire kindnes, .she greatly 
commends her selfe to you and to you all, and he also, the gloues you 
may washe them in sope when they are slurred and do them no hurt, 
you may dri them betweene two warmed linen clothes or in the sonn : 
and also I haue sent Gilbert halfe a doz of silke pointes, w" 1 a letter, 
I sent him a letter also because he should not see yours, 1 would not 
that any body should see my letters to you, also 1 haue sent John a 
dozen of tlireed pointes, and to Sarai, Rebecca, Hester, Margret 4 
laces, and commend me to them all; I hope and trust they wilbe 
accepted of you all: yet they are nothing, yet truly my heart is 
feriientli affectioned to you all, truly I lone yon all as god knowethe, 
I long to see you from the heart roote : Prudence will they be ac- 
cepted ? 1 hope they will. 

And I entreat for tie- loue of Christ prouoke Gilbert and sisters to 
reading the Scriptures, that you may be ready in them, that at all 
times you may be ready to giue an answere to euery man that asketh 
you a reason of the hope that is in you, and stir on another up to good 
things, ioyning hand in hand to the beating downe of sinn and Satan 
and I pray god strengthen you in these things to his glori and your 
COinfortes. Amen London 2i> of Decern. 1007. 

Your louing and assurd frend in Christ Jesus 

Edw lloliocke 

Another letter in this collection is addressed as follows : — 
14 Sept. 1G12 

To my louing and most deare wife Prudence Holioke 
at Kiukolt speed. 


Henry Inkersell, Marchantaylor of S* Lawrence 
Poultney, London, MidcU ; 1) Aug. 1683 ; * * hud given 
largo portions on his dau' at marriage and on the mainte- 
nance and education of son Richard at Oxon "who lias 
highly offended me in his careless and loose carriage ; " (o 
said Richard a yearly i*cn1 of eight pounds; dau's Susan 
and Joane, wife Joane, son Henry; cosen Marye 
(Winseon?) ; cozen William Symohest (?). 

[Sadler, L. 107.'] 


Laurence Poutncy Lane runs from Cannon Street to Upper Thames 
Street near London Bridge. 


Helen Ives, of the borough of Warwick in Co. War- 
wick, widow; 30 Dec, 20th Elizabeth, proved 22 Jan'y, 
1578 ; to be buried in St. Mary's Church; mother Agnes 
Clemente, sisters Katherine Dungon, Margaret Cobles 
and Isbell Blyke ; Margaret Heath and sundry Feather- 
stons ; William Fetherston executor. [Bakon, L. 2.] 

William Ires, of Warwick, yeoman; 24 Sept., 15th 
Elizabeth, proved 22 Jan'y, 1578 ; to be buried in church 
of St. Mary; wife Ellen; William, John, Edward, Isett 
and Margery, sons and daughters of Thomas Ives my 
brother; sister Agnes and her sun John ; William Fether- 
ston of Parkwood, yeoman, executor, Thomas Russe, my 
brother in law, and William Benson overseers. 

[Btikon, L. 7.] 

Thomas Ive, of Much Tothm, Co. Essex, gentleman ; 
4 June, 151)8, proved 17 Feb'y, 1598; born in parish of 
St. Dunstan's in the East, London ; brother-in-law John 
Ive Es<j ; Mark Ive, William Ive, Mary Eve, now wife of 
Philip Robinson gentleman ; to brother William Ive and 
his son Nicholas my ring with arms: John Gillingham a 
witness. [/\'idd, I. cS\] 

John Ice, of Boxsted, Co. Essex, Esq. ; <) July, L600, 
proved 1<S May, L602; wife dead, son Mark, daughter 
Robinson, son William ; manor of Rivers Hall; John 
Gislingham and Thomas Bradstreet. [Montague, L. .7.7.] 

Roger Ive, citizen and vintner of London; 15 March, 
L608, proved 27 March, 1609 ; parish of the Holy Trinity 
n London, sign of the Gray hound, where 1 now dwell; 




parish of Burnham, Co. Bucks, where I was horn ; wife 
Alice; two sons Edward and Roger; brother Thomas 
Ive, brother Edward, sister Joane wife of John Pond, 
and her daughters Alice and Eiianor ; to the company of 
vintners twenty nobles to buy a nest of silver bowles or 
cups to be engraved with my name. [Dorset, L. 27.] 

Joint Ives, of Saham Tonyc was seized of a manor 
called Woodhows manor with its appurtenances in Oving- 
ton, Saham Tonye, Braddcnham, Carbrooke, Tottington, 
Traxton and StanfForde in the County of Norfolk, and 
after his death the prenii -ises descended to Thomas Ives 
as son and next heir. The said John died 23 Oct., LOth 
Elizabeth at, Saham, and the said Thomas Ives was nine- 
teen years and nine months old and no more. 
\_Inq. jp. m. Court of Wants & Liveries Vol. II, P. 45.] 

Thomas Ice to have livery of lands and tenements of 
Richard Ive his father 20 June (4th and 5th Philip and 
Mary) — messuage or corner tenement in St. Dunstan in 
the Kast, London, witli appurtenances &c, also ten 
messuages with their appurtenances pertaining to the 
monastery of Evesham in Co. Worcester, &c, &e. 

[Fine-Ron, 4th & 5th Ph. & Mary No. 20.] 

Thomas Ires, has livery, ^c, Fryers Thornes, Swail- 
hani, Co. Norfolk, formerly belonging to John Ives his 
father. [Fine-Itoll, 17th James, Part III, No. 11.] 

Thomas Ives, yeoman, [ckford, Buck's; 30 Oct. HIT);;, 
proved 21 Feb., 1653; wile Joane, sons, Thomas, John, 
Robert, dau' Joane Coales, ncece Joane Lee, one dau' 
of Lettice Lee, John, Thomas, William, Zachary and 
Amir Ives, Richard and Thomas Coles my seven g-ch'n; 
Richard Coles and John Phillips, overseers. 

[Alchin, L. 253.] 



Henry IFemble, of parish of St. Sampsons; proved 11 
April, 1581; brother Thomas: tenement in Crickelate 
now in occupation of Thomas Townsend, als Dicker; 
Robert Sanford. [Darcy, L. 77.] 


Robert ITetchin, citizen and sadler of London; 11 
March 1555; brother William living in Badowe, Essex; 
Thomas Stevens and his wife Elizabeth my kinswoman; 
my wife Alice. [lutchin, L. 2.] 

Hubert IiecJiin, merchant and alderman of Bristol ; 19 
June, 1594, proved 10 Jan'y, 1594 ; brother John Kechin 
deceased; nephew Robert son of Brother Richard Kechin, 
a merchant in London, and others. [*$W£, L, 2.] 


John Kittericlge, of Bottisham, Co. Cambridge, inn- 
holder; 23 Oct. 1 608, proved !> Eeb'y, 1608; wile 
Margaret, children Armanias [youngest], Thomas, Ed- 
ward ; daughters Blannch, Emerye, Margaret, Susan, 
Agnes More ; live grand-children. [Dorset, L. 14."] 


George Lillie, cooper, Si. Dunstan's in the East, 
London ; 5 Fcb'y, 1647, proved 1!» Ap 1 1648 ; wife Mary, 
tenement in Harp Lane, bro' John of Bitch field, Lincoln, 
sister Marsy Perkynson, wife of Thomas of West Icy, 
Lincolnshire. [ AVsr.r, A. 64."] 


Robert Lynton, of Much Cornard, gentleman ; 25 Oct. 


1591, proved 8 Nov. 1591 ; wife Margery, lands in Co. 
Essex ; to Richard Lynton, son of my brother John 
Lynton tenement in Newham, Co, Suffolk, alter wife's 
decease, he to be maintained at schoole in the university 
of Cambridge; Robert Lynton like to be my heir; 
brother Gouldinge. \_Sctintberbe, L. 88.~\ 

LONG 1 . 

In looking for the ancestry of M r Robert Long (or 
Longe), innkeeper, of Charlcstown, who came over with 
wife and ten children, in the Defence from London, in 
1635, and had previously been, for some years, at least, 
an innholderat Dunstable in Co. Bedford, England, it was 
hoped that a elew might be found in the follow ing — 

Iriquisitio post mortem John Lon(j A yeoman, taken 17 
November, 1 1t h year of King Charles (1st) ; possessed of 
lands <&c. in Luton, in Co. Bedford; made his will 1 July, 
1(127, mentioning Sara Long, then his wife, and John 
Long his son under age, and Sara Long his daughter. 
Failing issue his estate was to go to his wife Sara for 
sixty years, if she should live so long ; and after her 
decease, he gave and devised the property to a certain 
Robert Long, brother of the said John Long the father, 
and to his heir.- and assigns, with remainder to a certain 
Eustace Long, brother of the said John, next to a certain 
Joanna Bigg, sister of the said John ; and the said John, 
after that, viz. 4th July, 1027, died seized of the above 
property and Sara the wife and Sara the daughter still 
survive and are living in Chalgrave, Co. Bedford, and 
John Long the son is next heir and was, at time of the 
death of his father, under age, to wit — six years, eight 
months and twenty-four days, and the widow Sara is now 
the wife of William King. 



Luton being the next parish to Dunstable and within 
three or four miles .of that town, it was thought that 
Robert Long, the inhholder, was the brother spoken of 
above. Further research brought to light the will of their 
father — 

Robert Longe, of Luton, Co. of Bedford, yeoman ; 8 
May, 1615, proved 2\) June, 1i>l">;-to be buried in the 
church yard of Luton; to the poor of the parish; wife 
Elizabeth and son John Long to be executors, and loving 
frende and kinsman M l Eustace Grubbe of North Mynimes 
in Co. Hertford, supvisor and overseer; my messuage 
where John Dernier now dwelleth, at Cowredge end in 
the parish of Luton, hinds lately William Seamers and 
two closes containing ten acres within the Hamlet of 
Stopesley, in Luton, until 1 the feast e of St. Michael 
thnrchangell nexte following after Rob't Longe my sonne 
shall accomplish his full age of twenty-four; to son John 
the messuage where I now dwell and seven acres and a 
half lately purchased of Thomas Crawley, late of 1 law- 
tree House, yeoman, dee'd ; to eldest son Eustace the 
messuage now in the tenure of Henry Chalkely and five 
acres and a half lately purchased ot Thomas Olncy dee'd, 
and a place in Bessellfield, a Is Winsdon Eield, on the hill 
there; to daughter Mary Longe one piece in Bridge lit id 
and other land in Blackwatcrs ; children of son-in-law 
Robert Bigge; grandchildren Thomas and Henry Beeche ; 
daughters Joane Bigge and Elizabeth Beeche; to son 
Robert ten pounds, live pounds to hind him as an appren- 
tice and live pounds at (he aire of twenty-four; wife and 
son John residuary legatees : w itnesses Richard Crawly e, 
John Hawkings and John Attwood, scr. 

[Ittidd, A. 69.] 

As Mr. Long, the immigrant, was said to he forty-five 


years old on the roll of passengers in 1635, there was for fear that be could not be the Robert named in 
the above will. This fear was confirmed by the finding 
of tbe will of — 

Robert Lon</, of Luton, Co. Bedford, yeoman ; 28 Dee. 
1657, proved 8 Feb'y, 1660 ; to John Bigge, eldest son 
of William Bigge of Hatfield, in Co. Herts, and of Alary 
his wife, my niece, my messuage at Cowredge End, 
Luton ; sister Mary Gale, wife of John dale ; nephews 
and niece Richard, Thomas and Jane Bigge; Christopher 

Favour son of my niece; Robert Long, son of 

brother Eustace Long, <£e. 

The foregoing wills, etc., of this Luton family are al- 
lowed to go into print, even though they do not show the 
descent of the Charlestown immigrant. Numerous wills 
of the Wiltshire family of this name were examined, 
which served to confirm or amend the published pedi- 
grees. There seemed to be a number of the name in and 
about London. 

William Longe, citizen of London : will [in Latin] 29 
Sept. 1431, proved 21 Oct.; to be buried in the parish 
church of St. Botulph without Aldrythgate, London; 
daughters Isabella, IVtronilla, Dionisia; mother Jewcno ; 
Agnes Kcivhenaunder, mother-in-law of Johanna my 
wife; Agnes dwelling at Thomas Berkeley's; Agnes 
and Amy my granddaughters; the parish of St. Stephen's 
in Cornwall, &c. \_Luffnam, L. 77. ] 

John Longe, of Wohbridge, parish of [Iillyngdon ; 
will If) May, 1428; wife Anise; money to mend the way 
between Stratfordbridge and Hillyngdon. 

\_Luffnam, L. IS.] 



John Longe, citizen and cooper of London; will 20 
Sept. 1460 and 39th yer of the reigne of Ivinge Harry 
the Sext, proved 1 Oct. of the same year ; to he buried 
at the east end of the churchawe of pish church of St. 
Botulph beside Billingesgate, London ; wife Katherine, 
daughter Alice (unmarried), son Henry; tenements in 
London and Surrey; tenement I dwell in Chainestreet to 
John my son, he paying my daughter Alice, &c. ; after 
m}^ wife's death, the shop and seller in the same street to 
Maude my daughter and her heirs; lands, &c. in Surrey 
to son John, — a little howse in Croydon which descended 
to me by right of enheritance after the decease of my 
fader; a house &c. to son Henry purchased of William 
Pyry. [Stockton, L. 20.] 

Katherine Long, of London, widow; will 14 Juyll, 
1474, proved 4 Nov. 1474; to be buried at Last end of 
the church hawe of St. Botulph, Bilingsgate, near John 
Long late my husband; to Agnes Long; to Luce Sy- 
monds daughter of John Syinonds, my daughter Maude, 
my daughter Alice Syinonds; Stephen Long, son, and 
Johanna Long and Margaret, daughter of Harry Long 
late my son; executors to be John Syinonds of London, 
haberdasher and John Marty n of London, bowyer. 

[ Wattis, L. 19.] 

Stephen Long, citizen and fishmonger of London ; Avill 
25 Sept. 1485, proved 11 Oct.; to be buried in church 
yard of St. Magnus by London Bridge; wife llosc. 

\_Logge, L. 76'.] 

John Longe, of the Parish of Holy Trinity, Gloucester; 
20 Sept. , I bST), proved 11 Nov., 1485; to be buried in 
churchyard of St. Aldate; wife Elizabeth. 

[Logge, L. 17.] 


John Long, of the Parish of St. Sepulchre next New- 
gate, London, citizen and brewer; April, 1493 ; to be 
buried in St. Sepulchre by my wife Marion Long, my 
wife to provide an honest prest to sing for my sowle, my 
fadur and modurs sowles, for the sowle of my erne Robert 
Long, lor the sowles of Alys and Agnes my wyfys ; that 
John Long my sone have my place in Whighi chappell 
parysh at the sine of the hamcr and all my tenements at 
the tow re liyll and both my wat 1 ' myllys at Wikhain in 
bokynhamshire ; that William long my sone have my 
place in Wykhhl called the lyon or els L £ in money ; that 
Sir Robert my sone have my tenement called Myehells 
hows and my tenement called' Frogmere and the rent-ells 
next to the lyon in Wycombe aforesaid terme of his lyf 
and after the decease of the said S r Robert prest my sone 
&c, &c. ; to Thomas Stokwith the bowse oner agenst 
mychels — and (if he die then) to Elizabeth Stok- 
with; Elizabeth Long, my wife, to have nil my lands and 
tenements in Essex ; the house at burforth in the coimte 
of Oxford to be sold after the decesse of my niodre t&c. ; 

X X 

the some of V 1 1 1 marks to be devided to my 1111 daugh- 
tui'S ; my cosen Weston and John Weston his son ; ex- 
ecutors to be S r Robert Long prest my sone, lioberd 
Weston mercer, Elizabeth long my wyfe, and Richard 
Stokwith. [1 ox, L. <A] 

John Longe, citizen and bruer of London, brother and 
heyre of S r Robert Longe, priest dee'd, son and hayre of 
John Longe late of London Inner, my fader also decesaid ; 
Will 24 Sept., 1509, proved 4 Feb'y, 1509 ; Ricliard 
Stokwith and his wile Elizabeth my suster. 

Philip Greeneleef of London, fishmonger, one of the 
witnesses. \_Jiennett, L. 2-l.~\ 

Robert Long; will 2 Aug., L504, proved 19 Oct., L504 ; 



Churchyarde of Allhallowen Sudbury ; wife Jone ; John 
Long of Acton ; John Long - my godson ; a number of 
Myst children mentioned. \_Holg rare, L. 18.'] 

Jane Lour/, of Sudbury ; 25 Oct., 1505, proved 29 
Jan'y, 1505 ; children of John Myst my son ; William 
Flegge my broder ; Elyn daughter of Thomas Myste my 
son. \IIolgrave, L. 42.] 

John Longe, of Chatham ; 28 March, 1528, proved 9 
July, 1528; Church of St. John Baptist of Chatham; 
sons Thomas and William Longe and wife Margaret. 

4 [Porch, L. 35.] 

John Longe, alderman of London ; 14 May, 1537, 
proved 24 July, 1538; St. Michael's Olave Bredstreet ; 
the poor of Berkhamsted and Northchurch ; prayers for 
the souls of my father and mother and my i \ tvs ; the com- 
pany of Salters ; my two sisters; my sons John, Raulle ; 
the children of Joanc Kelet ; the children of John Longe; 
the children of Alice Plott ; Elizabeth Colt my daughter 
in law ; Margaret my wife. [Dingely, L. 19.] 

Sir Richard Long, of the Privy Chamber; 27 Sept., 
38 Henry Y 1 1 1 , proved 23 Oct., I5lt>; wife Margaret; 
lands &c. in Essex, Cambridge, Bedford, Wilts and Lon- 
don ; Henry Long son and heir; remainder to three 
daughters, Jane, Katherine and Mary ; next to my cousin 
Edmond Long; next to cousin Benedict Long. 

[Alen, L. 18.] 

Itohert Longe, citizen and bruer of London : 10 Sept., 
1554, proved 17 Dee., 1554; to be buried in church of 
St. Dunstan in Flete street by Margaret, late my wife; to 
my wife Elizabeth my lease in the house called the Ked 


Lion in Flete street, wherein I do now dwell ; to Ursula 
Long my daughter, and Elizabeth Long, my youngest 
daughter; to Henry Clerk; to my daughter Clerk; to 
Anthony Clerk; to Anne Clerk my goddaughter; to 
Richard Northrop and Johan Northrop ; to Richard Rns- 
burgh; my co^in Bryan, and Agnes my cosin : Henry 
Clerk my son in law. [il/bre, L. 16.~\ 

John Longe, of Aldenham, Co. Herts, gentleman, aged 
about sixty three years; 12 April, 1570, proved 6 Nov., 
1570; to wife Isabel lands in Aldenham and 'in London, 
in Futer Lane, in parish of St. Andrews, Ilolborn ; 
daughters Martha Long and Mary; Magdalen Monox, 
wife of Richard Monox, and her son John ; John Wil- 
kinson (seven years old) ; my son Gabriel Longe ; son 
Thomas Longe ; son Arkcnwalde Longe ; to Agnes Long; 
to my brother Redmell; to Margaret Russell ; to Richard 
Cpkenn, my son in law. \_Lyon, L. o7.~] 

Anthonie Longe, of St. Olave, Southwark, yeoman ; 
1 Feb'y, 34th Elizabeth, proved <S March, 1591 ; bom at 
Riegate ; wife Agnes, eldest son Anthony, son Roger and 
daughter Elizabeth, [■Harrington , L. 23. ,] 

Thigh Longe, of the city of Bristol, draper: 5 Jan'y, 
1599, proved 15 Kelry, 1599; daughter Katherine ; wife 
Elizabeth (with child); brother-in-law Henry Willett 
and mother-in-law Agnes A\ r i 1 1 ot t ; brother Roger Longe's 
two children, Anne and Roger. [ Wallopp, L. 7(7.] 

Gyles Longe, citizen and innholder of London; 17 
Aug., 1607, proved 19 Oct., 1607 ; wife Margaret, eldest 
son Robert Longe, daughter Anne Longe, sister Eliza- 
beth, wife of Thomas Kerrey ; kinsman and servant Gyles 
Longe; second son Richard Longe; brother John Longe, 


innliolder, and kinsman John Longe, innliolder, citizens 
of London: my estate near Holhorn bridge, parish of 
St. Sepulchres, without Newgate ; to son Robert the inn 
called the White Swan; third son, Joseph, fourth son 
Jacob, and fifth son (ivies: acknowledged by the testa- 
tor 22 Aug. 1607. [Huddleston, L. 79.] 

John Lour/, of St. Andrew's, Ilolborhe, being very 
sick, his brother Thomas asked him to make his will 
(nuncupative) ; everything to wife Elizabeth ; 27 Sept. 
1601), proved 3 Oct. 1609. [Dorset, L. 11 L] 

Robert Longe, of Symon's Inn, Chancery Lane, gen- 
tleman; 1 Sept. 1613, proved 20 May, 1614; to Gilbert 
Longe, my brother's son, to John Longe, my brother's 
son (minor) and his sister Ellen Longe; my brother 
John Longe; to Mr. John Chesterton, a cursetter of the 
chancery, my printed Latin Register; to the Mayor, 
Bayliff and Lurgesses of the town of Bedford, county 
Bedford, 10£ to buy som annuity or Rent charge of 1<> 
shillings by the yeare to be distributed to twelve of the 
poorest in the parish of St. Paul in Bedford, &o. for a 
memorial! of me that was born and brought up at schoole 
in the said towne ; money lent Francis Neale, auditor of 
the exchequer and to his eldest son, Francis; — hooks 
worth x £ or 20 marks above 40 years past when I came 
from Cambridge; my sister, widow, late my brother's 
wife; brother John to he executor. \_Laive, L. W.~] 

Christopher Longe, of pish of Berling, Kent, (nuncu- 
pative) 24 Oet. 1615, proved 17 Nov. 1(>1">; wife Jane. 

[Ihtdd, L. 102.] 

Francis Longe, of Marston, Co. Bedford, servant to 
Richard Saunders, Esq. ; 21 Sept., 1(117; proved 19 


Nov., 1617; brother Thomas Longe, sister Ann Longe, 
brother William Longe, his children, brother Thomas 
Longe his children, brother Greene's children ; to the 
poor of Pilledge. [ Weldon, L. 109.] 

Margaret Long, widow, of Bradley, parish of Chively, 
Co. Berks; 9 July, 1618, proved 3 Aug., 1(518; son 
John (minor), father John Peacock, of Bradley, brother 
William Pocock. [Meade, L. 79.] 

William Longe, of Sevenoak, Kent, yeoman ; G Aug. 
1621, proved 3 Nov. 1 (>2 1 ; to son Thomas Longe, two 
houses in Cliattam at the age of twenty-one years ; wile 
Margaret; daughters Catherine, Alice, Elizabeth, Fran- 
ces ; father-in-law Thomas Fletcher of Bex ley ; brother 
Thomas Longe of Chattam. [Dale, L. 09. ] 

- Giles Longe, of St. Sepulchres, London, gentleman ; 
26 Feb'y, 1634, proved 31 March, 1637 ; to the poor of 
Rochford, Co. Hereford; father-in-law John Morris of 
Roehford ; the poor of Lyndridge, Co. Worcester ; grand- 
mother-in-law Mrs. Elizabeth "Walker ; mother-in-law 
Mrs. Mary Morres ; my mother Margaret Pcnnell, dec'd ; 
to Giles Longe, innholder of London, one of her execu- 
tors, and Elnor his wile; Gabriel Long, of London, 
haberdasher of hats, and his wife ; uncle Edward Longe 
and his wife; my wife Mary ; cosin Thomas Holland of 
Tenbury, M r of Arts. [Goare, L. 45.] 

Robert Long, of Eversholt, Co. Bedford, yeoman: II) 

May, 1641, proved L649 ; daughter Elizabeth, wife 

of liichard Audley; sons Thomas, Edward, and other 
seven children ; wife Anne; brother-in-law William Rob- 
erts (?), of nietchley. {Pembroke, L. 24.] 

Robert Long, of Stafford, Co. Dorset ( 1 559— GO) ; has 
brother John Long. [Mellerche, L. 128.] 



Thomas Longe has livery of lands, &(U in Banbery 
and Xethrop, Co. Oxford, that had belonged to John 
Longe, his lather. 

[Fine-roll, 26 Nov., 22d Elizabeth, No. 28.] 

John Longe, of Neythrop, Oxford, yeoman ; 21 July, 
1531, proved 2 Oct. 1^2 ; to be buried in the church at 
Banbury, where his father was buried, and mentioning 
wife Anne and sons Thomas and William. 

[Tirwhite, L. 36.] 

Joseph Longe has livery of lands, &c. in Frome Bas- 
set, &e., Dorset, that had belonged to Giles Longe his 

[Fine-Boll 18 June, 3d James, 3d Part, No. 20.} 

James Longe has livery of a tenement called the 
White Swan, near Holborn Bridge that had belonged to 
Richard his brother. 

[Fine-Roll 25 May, 8th James, 1st Part, No. 34.] 

From the preceding records it seems clear enough that there was 
at least (me family of this name long settled, as innkeepers, in Hol- 
born, near where the road crosses Fleet Ditch, just without the walls 
of Old London. A more extended research among the wills in the 
Somerset house, especially those proved in the commissary and con- 
sistory courts of London, which were not examined at all for Longs, 
mav furnish additional information about them and throw lijjht on the 
connection, if any exists, between them and the innkeeper of Dun- 


Bobert Lorde, ofWoodhursI ; 18 Dec, 44th Elizabeth, 
proved 13 Feb'y, 1601 ; to be buried in the church-yard 
of Mylton Hermes; brother Thomas Lorde, brother 
Thomas Walton of CharncbrookOj father-in-law John 
Smith, brother Pettet, brother John Salle, cousin Henry 
Lorde of Woodhurst, his son Thomas; Robert Smith, a 
witness. [Montague, L. 18.] 


John Lorde, of Redriffe, Co. Surrey, clothier; 14 
Sept. 1603, proved 8 Dec. 1(503 ; wife Elizabeth, two 
houses in Sudbury, Co. Suffolk, one in Gregory parish, 
the other in Peter's parish ; daughter Elizabeth, father 
Anthony Lorde, three unmarried sisters, Alice, Jone 

and Prcwe ; two other sisters, Elizabeth and Anne 

; brother Robert Lorde. \_Bohin, L. 110.~\ 

Woodhurst is in the eastern part of' Huntingdonshire. 
Milton Ernest is five miles N.W. of Bedford. Sharnbrook is about 
three miles N.W. of Milton Ernest in Bedfordshire. 


A very thorough examination of the records of the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury and of the Harleian 
MSS. was made, in order to get all the information that 
could be obtained from these two sources about the various 
families of this name, and it was with regret that for lack 
of a convenient opportunity no examination was made of 
the wills kept in Exeter; for it was from Dartmouth, Co. 
Devon, that Capt. Nicholas Manning came, in L67i), with 
his mother Anstiss (widow of Richard) and his brothers 
and sisters from whom so many families of Ipswich and 
Salem are descended. From Thomas Manning, one of 
the younger brothers of Nicholas, the mother of Nathaniel 
I law! home derived her descent., as shown in the accom- 
panying t able. 

Now and then the name of some Devonshire Manning 
appeared on the records as will be shewn : — 

William Mannyng died seized of two tenements, two 
shops and one loft in the tow n of Holdyswortb in Bod- 
manstreet, and twenty acres arable land, forty acres 
pasture and one hundred acres fur/e and heath, called 
Knoll in (he parish of Bridgcruell, and of a tenement 






called Orchard, in Lewtreneher, and certain lands in 
YVelcomb ; and being so seized, he enfeoffed Ralph Pry- 
deaux ar., Thomas Mourton gen. et als, for the use of 
the said William and Johanna, his wife and the heirs and 
assigns of the said William Manning forever ; by virtue 
of which the said Ralph Pry dean x, Thomas Mourton et 
als, were seized of the fee. Afterwards the said William 
Mannyng died and the said Johanna survived him, Slc, 
and is now seized of a third part of the said tenement, &c. 

Moreover the said William Mannyng long before his 
death was seized of a tenement in North Tawton and one 
in Virginstowe and a tenement called Worth in the parish 
of Bradworlhc and certain lands in the town of Brad- 
worthe, as holding by the law of England. And all the 
said tenements in North Tawton, Vyrgynstowe, Worthe 
and Bradworthe descended to a certain Nicholas Man- 
nyng, sou and heir of the said William .Mannyng and of 
a certain Thomasine, lately the wife of the said William 
and mother of the said Nicholas, &c. &c. The said Wil- 
liam Mannyng died 5 April, 37th Henry \ 111 and the 
said Nicholas Manning is son and next heir and more than 
forty years of age. Inquisitio post mortem taken at 
Holdys worth 28 Oct., otfth ilenry VIII. 

[Humphry Vvydhiux\ escheats 37-3S I fear// V1IF.~\ 

William Manninge, in the towne of Dartemouthe ; 20 
January, Kilo, proved 14 July, 1020; son Edward, son 
Nicholas, wife Margaret ; Laurence Manninge, a witness. 

[Soame, L. 22.] 

John Mani/n'i, of Ilockland, parish of Columpton, 
died \) June, 27th Henry VIII and John Manyngc was 
his son and next heir and more than thirty-six years old. 

[Inq.p. m. 27 Henry VIII, No. 60.] 


John Mannyng, generosus, of Hackland, parish of Co- 
lumpton, Co. Devon, died the last day of June, 71 h 
Edward VI, and Thomas Mannyng, his son and next heir, 
was more than eighteen years old. 

John Mannynge, of London, merchant; 19 April, 
1606, proved 14 May, 1000; a trust to John Mannynge 
of Cohiinpton, Co. Devon, gentleman, to buy laud in 
Devon for poor people of Columpton ; brother Zachary 
Mannynge, sister Thoniazine Sniithe ; to eosen John 
Mannynge a signet ring of gold ; eosen John's daughter 
Joane Mannynge; my sister Apley, sister Mary Colli- 
beare, eosen Roger Mannynge the elder; eosen Barthol- 
mew Mannynge, eosen Roger Mannynge the younger, 
eosen John Mannynge the younger, eosen Humprey 
Mannynge, eosen Jane Mannynge, eosen Ann Wallis, 
eosen John Smith, eosens Lewis, Philip and Margaret 
Smith (and other Smiths) ; Mr. Robert Gibbs of Ipsw ich, 
merchant. \_8tafforde, L. 30 J] 

William Mannynge, of Culincstocke, Co. Devon, 
clothier; 29 Oct., 1613, proved <S April, 1614 ; daughter 
Agnes and Elizabeth Mannynge under tw enty-one ; eldest 
son Henry, youngest son Thomas; Edward .Mannynge, 
sou of ttohort, and his brothers and sisters; my brother- 
in-law (ieorge Bourne and sister Agnes his wife; brother 
Robert Mannynge; brother-in-law William 'Tucker ; Rob- 
ert, son of Edward Mannynge ; Edward, son of flames 
Manning; Thomas and Bart. Dowdney; William Edney 
and Richard and Robert Frye ; my wife Ellyne. 

I La we, L. 28.] 

John Manning, late of Newton Abbot, Co. Devon, was 
seized of (certain real estate) in Newton Abbot, Newton 
Bushel! and in the parish of St. Mary church in said 


county. Tie died 8 May, -11 h Charles, and John Man- 
ningc is his son and next heir and more than twenty-two 
years old. [Mi&el, Inq. p. m. t 27th Part, No. 149. ,] 

John Manning, of Hackeland, Co. Devon, gentleman; 
18 Sept., 1620, proved 4 Feb'y, 1620; estate in Collump- 
ton, also one quarter part of a messuage in Porlock, Co. 
Somerset; wife Dorothy, sons John (under twenty-one), 
Thomas and Henry and daughters Dorothy, Grace and 
Katherine ; Sir John Strangwayes and Nicholas Strang- 
wayes, esq., overseers; Hi chard Courthope, a witness; 
codicil made 21 Sept. — to eldest son John my scale of 
arms; to my daughter lluish my ring with a diamond; 
to daughter Dorothie, the rinse \v ch was given onto nice 
lry the countesse of Leic ; to daughter Grace, my ringe 
wit li a Turkey; to daughter Katherine my silver ehaine 
A\ rth a Powmander, wrought w Ul silver in the end ; legacies 
to sons Thomas and Henry and to cosen Ann Wall is. 

[Dale, L. 16.] 

Swithin Manning of Limington, Southampton, hus- 
bandman; IT) Jan'y, 1(52;), proved 6 Feb'y, 1623; to 
Joane my wife, now living in Devonshire 12°; to son 
John 1 2' 1 ; to daughter Alice Manning, now dwelling in 
Hampton, [y £ lil s ; to my brother Symon Manning 40 s : 
to sister Alice her four daughters 20 a apiece; Richard 
Barnahy, sole executor. [Byrd, L. 

Agnes Manninge, of Yearcombe, Co. Devon, widow; 
2 Feb'y, 1619, proved 2 Dec, 1028; to he buried in 
churchyard of Yearcombe; to Richard Dement of Stock- 
land, Co. Dorset and Elizabeth his wife and (sundry) 
children of theirs; to Roger Turner, otherwise 1 laniard, 
of Member and his children; W illiam Vincent of Year- 
combe, sole executor. [ Barvinntoyi. J,. 115. 1 


In Harleian Ms. 100(5, L. 82, is to be found the pedi- 
gree of Mr. Randall Manning (citizen and skinner) of 
London, alderman, who died 0 Jan., 1(511, leaving, among 
other children sons Nicholas, John, Gershoin and Ran- 
dall. It appears by his Will that he was born in ('hum- 
ley, Co. Chester; and the pedigree shows him to be the 
great grandson of Hugh (or Henry) .Manning (of Ches- 
ter) one of the sons of John Manning of Devonshire by 
Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Walter Hake. The 
other sons of John were William (s. p.) and Thomas 
Manning who continued the line in Devonshire. This 
family of Manning bore for their arms : — Argent, a chev- 
ron between //tree cinque/oils yules* The well known 
Kentish family of M aiming settled about Downe and St. 
Mary Cray, bore: — (Jules a cross \'patonce\ between four 
cinquefoils or. C;tpt. Nicholas Manning who, as has been 
said, came to Salem in 1(>71> and was, by Sir Edmund 
Andros, appointed a judge in the Eastern part of his 
jurisdiction, near the Kennebec, seems to have used a 
seal hearing three crescents, crest a crescent increscent . 
These appear to be the arms of the Monyns family of 
Waldershare, Co. Kent. 


Robert Maufehle, of White chapel, Midd'x, 17 Dee., 
Y I Eliz. proved 20 Jan., IT)(>«'> ; dan's Margaret, Katherine, 
Johau and Mary, "my youngest ; " wife Elizabeth; sons 
John and EdmundT; brother William Marcus; cosen 
Nicholas Marcus; John Ed lye and John (ioldingc, over- 
seers; witness Uichard ttangston. \_lluick, L. IS7.] 

William Mans f did, 7 Sep., L013, mariner, Wapping, 
Midd'x ; wife Barhary ; dan's Providence and Sara ; son 
Jo>ias "a very unnatural child;" cousin Peter Mansli eld 
(son of Edward late of Burnani Essex, mariner, de- 



Copt. John Mason, of London, Esq. ; 26 Nov., Lf>35, 
proved 22 Dec, 163.5 ; the poor of Portsmouth, South- 
ampton; sister Dorathie Moore ; to Beatrice Baldwyn ; 
brothers-in-law Mr. Josna Greene and his wife, Mr. 
Edward Lambert and his wife, Mr. Henry Burton and 
his wife, Mr. John Wollaston 5 and his wife, and eosins 
Dr. Robert Mason of Greenewich and his wife and 
mother, eosins Thomas Geere and his wife, eosin Thomas 
Mason, gentleman, cosens M r Thomas Gippes and his 
wife; my wii'e Anne; my four grandchildren John, 
Anne, Robert and Mary Tufton : I horn at Kingston, Co. 
Norfolk; my county of New Hampshire or Manor of 
Mason Hall; Dr. Robert Mason, chancellor of the Dio- 
cese of Winchester; John Tufton to assume the name of 
Mason, Matthew Mason and Thomas Noel, witnesses. 

[Sadler, L. 127.] 

The following pedigree was taken from Visitation of 
London, 1633-4 (llarl. Ms. 1476, fol. 146,) : — 

Myles Mason — 

11.11 I 
John George 2 Ilicliu 5 Uobt 3 = W»i 4 = 
J«'lin 2 ^ | | 

(i.Mi'u'.' of = l&arhara da. of Jolin of = l-itbcl dan. 

New \\ iml- . ,1... IVrkius of Kiug>lon | >>i Steed 

tiov i Flintshire N»> folk ol Yorksih. 

I I 
Kulit [)r. of Law John Mason = Ann -ilau. of Kdwd 

Chancellor of Trea»r of the (jrucne of London 

J>ish. of Winchester Kmjrs Annie 

liv. 1CH 


A mi ilau. & h. wife t< 
Joseph Tufton of 
I'Uabinarcli Suss. 


I _ "| ' I 

John Mil son Ann 
(I. voting 

b Sir John Wollaston, alderman and lord-mayor of London married llebcccn, 
dan. of Edward Ureenc ami dud a. p. Liia fallier, Edward Wollaston, w as third 



Walter Merry , of the city of Gloucester, woollen dra- 
per; proved 1576—1582 ; not examined. 

[Bowe, L. 3.~] 


Thomas Newhall, 1498, proved 22 April, 1491); [in 
Latin] my soul to God, the blessed Mary and all the 
saints and my body to la; buried in the chapel of Witton ; 
to Margaret my daughter V£ ; to sons and daughters of 
Roger Walton 40 s ; to sons and daughters of John ?da- 
dok 40 s ; to sons and daughters of Uoger Synglrymselfe 
40 s ; to sons and daughters of Robert Dode 40 s : to Hugo 
Newhall, my brother, 40 s ; to Elizabeth, my daughter, 4 
marks; to the Abbat and convent of the Blessed Mary 
of Vale Royal, 5 man-as ; to Richard Underwoode (> s -8 d ; 
to Margery Cooke 3 s -4 d ; to Roger Walton 10 s ; to Wil- 
liam Newhall 10 s ; to William Yerwoocle 10 s ; to Stephen 
Newhall 10 s ; to repairs of church at Budworth 13 s -4 d ; 
to Thomas Newhall one cow - y executors to be dom. 
Thomas Newhall and Enimota my wife. 

[Home, L. 31.'} 

William Neicell, of Carleton, Northampton, Esq. ; 24 
Aug., 1 1!»7, proved 1") Hoe., 114KS; wife Kateryn 
(dee'd) cousin Thomas Palmer; son William Newell; son 
Thomas Newell and my daughter his wife and his daugh- 
ter Mary; my wife Jane. [Home, L. 27.~\ 

Henry Newell, bailly of tin; Lordship and Hundred of 
IIoo, Co. Kent ; 1502; to he buried in the church at 

son of Henry WoHaeton, of Perton 111 Staffordshire, of an ancient linen pe, K may 
be from him that Wolluston's river, ne ir Snlem, ;;>>t. it- name. Ii maj lie recalled 
thai Unbou'd heirs claimed down to this river, or Bass Uivei , \\ hich unites with it. 

80 ' 

Pappey, if I die in London; mother Agnes Nail; land 
in YVmkfiekl, Co. Suffolk ; sister Anne Newell ; Thomas 
Colyiis, a witness. [Blamt/r, L. 22.~\ 

William jWeujall, of the town of Salop, Co. Salop, 
gentleman; 1 Oct., 1561, proved 3 Nov., 1.50.1 ; to John 
Ncwall, my natural brother, my bowse on the stone bridg 
in the tenure of Edward Hareote and to his heires foreu r ; 
to my cosen Thomas Lewder: to Sir John Marshall; to 
Johan the daughter of William I loth one cowe which 
Will iii Piper of the corne market hath ; to the company 
of Shomakers x\ s and I w ill they all be at my buriall ; I 
w r ill be chested and also buried aboue the [tiller before 
Thorns Lloids pue at o r Ladies Alter; to my cosen 
Thomas Dime; my wief Johan; William Pynner, my 
sonne-in-law executor. [Zo/te, L. 32.~\ 

John Newell, of London, grocer; 31 Aug., 1578, 
proved 13 Oct., 1578,; Agnes Cole my mother ; Nicholas 
Wylde, merchant tailor, my kinsman ; my son William 
Newell; my wife Susan; Humfrey Palden, my kinsman. 

[ Langley, L. 36. ~\ 

Alive Newall ; \ Nov. 1593, proved 20 Dee., l">!t;;; to 
be buried in the church of l T plym, Co. Devon; to the 
poore of Lyme Ileitis; to Air. Nonunion to make a Ser- 
mon 10"; sod Joseph, daughter Winefred, the child now 
in my wombe, sons William, John and Nicholas; Charitie 
Newall and Thomas Sandford, overseers; the' messuage 
of Curtt Hall to son William Xewall from the day of my 
death until! the day of Pentieoste which shall be in the 
ycr of our Lord god two thousand tower hundred ami 
fowertyc, if he or any heire male of his body or any 
woman which any of them shall be lawfullye married unto 
or any of them soe longe shall lyve or. have contyne- 


wance; remainder (in similar way) to sonne John Ne- 
wall; then to Joseph (3d son); next to Nicholas (4th 
son) ; Charitie Newall living* in Lyme Regis, Go. Dorset. 

[Neville, L. 67.] 

Thomas Newell, of London, servant of the right 
ITon b,e Lord Compton; 16 Fehy, 44th Elizabeth, proved 
13 March, 1G01 ; sister Johan Grove, brother William 
Newell, brother Roger Newell, sisters Elizabeth and 
Mawdclen, nephew Hugh Newell and his children ; ex- 
ecutor! to be William Sedgwick and William Beale. 

[Montague, L. 7.] 

Charitie Newall of Lyme Regis, Co. Dorset, yeoman ; 
31 .March, 1(>03, proved 10 May, 1(503 ; wife Joaiie, four 
sons, William, John, Richard and Charitie ; neice Faith 
Newall ; my sonnes daughter, my three daughters, Joan, 
Agnes and Mary. 

Witnesses Walter Tucker and Richard Carpenter. 

\_Bolein, L. 38.] 

John Newall, dwellinge in Shelton towne ; 10 Oct., 
1610, proved 8 Dec, 1610; to son Thomas 40 £ w ch is in 
handes of John Lloid dwelling in Marten parish of Chir- 
htii'Vp ; daughter Wynifred her three children; to son 
John Newall, if he come (o require il of my executors 
10 c ; to Richard and George, sons of my sou John, and 
my son's daughter Mary ; my brother Nicholas Newall; 
the poor of the parish of St. Chadd; to my cousin 
Thomas Newall his children 10 £ to he divided, to the 
three sons 40 s apiece and to his daughter Alis 1 c ; my 
brother William Newall; daughter Joane ; son Thomas 
and cosyn Thomas Newall to be executors and M r Edward 
Owen and my son-in-law r John Philipps overseers. 

[ Wingfield, J,. 103.] 


Mary Newell, of North Wraxall, Co. "Wilts, widow; 
will proved 31 Oct., 1(514; son John Newell, son Wil- 
liam Newell and his four children ; daughter Elizabeth 
Duke ; sons Philip and Robert Collens and daughter 
Joane Collens. \Lawe, L. 101.~\ 

William JVetvall, of Uplyme, Co. 'Devon, merchant ; 
will made 8 Sept., 1(510; bounde to the Seas on n longe 
voyage; wife Grace, son John, daughter Alice (under 
twenty-live) ; to John my goulde Ringe w th an Ewmerod 
wherein is a scale ; daughter Alice executrix and my good 
frende and Unckle John Lymbrye of Charmouth and 
brother John Newall, overseers. 

Commission granted 28 Jan'y, 1614, to John Newall, 
brother of the dec'd, during the minority of Alice. 

8 May, 1615, commission granted to Margaret Jermyn 
grandmother of Alice during her minority. 

7 Jan'y, 1632, com. granted to John Newall, master of 
arts natural son, — de bonis non, Margaret Jermyn being- 
dead. [Iiudd, L. 7.] 

Thomas Newall, of the parish of Lidbury North, dio- 
cese of Hereford; 17 Dec, 1014, proved 22 May, 1(515 ; 
(o 1 he poor of the parish ; to poor of St . Olave's, Shrew s- 
bury ; parish of Worthen ; lo the poor of the parish of 
Cliirbury and of the parish of Bushops Castle ; my father 
Thomas Gfoughe ; his daughter Katharine my wife; 
mother-in-law Elinor Goughe ; Elinor Morris, my wife's 
neice ; Mary Phi llipps my sister's daughter ; John Black's 
daughter Elizabeth; Richard Latwad's daughter Mary; 
John and llinnfrey Arrowsmith and Mary Arrowsniith 
their sister; uncle Nicholas Ncwall's children that he un- 
married ; Liobert Smith my unckle, of Shrewsbury, and 
Mary his wife; my unckle Ncwall's children of the pishe 


of Pontcsbiiry that be unmarried ; my brother John 
Philips ; my uncle William Newall ; Richard Newall, my 
brother his son; my ))rother John Newall's children, 
George and Elizabeth ; Thomas Newall, my brother's son 
and his sister Elizabeth ; Margaret, Foulke Morris' daugh- 
ter ; Elinor Fewtell ; my father John Newall did by his 
will geve unto Thomas Newall's lower children and my 
brother Thomas entered into bond which nowc he seeni- 
eth to denye, &c. ; brother John Philips, executor. 

[Buddy L. 52.] 

John Neioall, late sayler on board Ship Angel of Lon- 
don ; 26 June, 1616, proved 30 Dec, 1616; sick at 
Gynney ; father or mother if living. [Cope, L. 123.'] 

Anne Newall, of Minsterly, parish of Westburye, Co. 
Salop, widow; 28 Oct., 1611, sealed 9 Sept., 1616, 
proved 4 June, 1619 ; son Thomas Newall, Richard, eld- 
est son of my son Thomas, Robert, another son, and 
Alice, a daughter of son Thomas Newall ; son Richard 
Newall, William, son of Richard, and the child now in 
wombe of Jane, wife of Richard; Thomas Newall, one 
of the children of son Thomas Newall ; the children of 
William Newall of Pontesburye ; my son William Newall 
executor. [Parker, L. (><>.'] 

John Newell, of Hope Baggott, Co. Salop; 25 April, 
1629, proved 11) June, 1629 ; sous John and Christopher, 
wife Elizabeth, their mother; father-in-law Edward Tay- 
lcr ; witnesses Humfrey Newell, George Darby, George 
Jockes. [Ridley, L. 6 L'\ 

Thomas Neivell ; will proved 24 Sept., 152!); to he 
buried in church of St. Thomas Aeon ; my master Nicho- 


las Wythers ; sister Margaret Newhall, uncle John Byrche, 
uncle Robert Dynne. [Jankyn, L. 11.] 

jSusa?i Newall, of Bledlow, Co. Bucks, widow; 28 
Aug., 1639, proved II) Jan'y, 1640; son Christopher, 
son Henry and his children, daughter Joane Weston, son 
Thomas living at Bennett End in Radnage, daughters 
Susan Keene and Alice Brookes. [Ecelj/n, L. «?.] 

27 March, 1037, emanavit commissio Johi Thorneton 
marito Joannse Thorneton sororis nralis et ltiniie Joins 
Newall nuper in ptrbus ultra marinis eelehis defuncti etc. 
etc. \_Achuon. Act, Book 1636-8, L. 63.] 

Yicesimo primo die (March, 1637) em. com. Joannas 
Thornton als Newall filue natural i et ltimo Richardi Ne- 
wall nup in ptibus ultra marinis defuncti, &c. 

[Admon. Ad. Boole, L. 69.] 

Anthony Newell, widower, of Fulhain, Co. Middx. 
nuncupative; 9 Nov., 1639, proved 14 Nov., L639 ; John 
Joanes and his wife Joane, sole heirs. 

Hannah Newhall, widow, of Stepney, Co. Middx; 28 
Sept., 1679, proved I M;iy, 1680; nephew John Wood, 
minor, sou of my sister Mary Chillingsworth ; brother-in- 
law tfoger Chillingsworth, sole executor; trusty friends 
John Pi bo, John Colebrook and John New hall, over- 
seers; witnesses, Richard Lanchet, Sam 1 Banckes. 

[ Co m m ism ( i -// , 107.] 


John Gorman, the elder, of Bishopsworth, parish of 
Bedlilinster, Co. Somerset (lf>7<S) has, inter alios, eldest 


son John, and mentions a Thomas Symonds of Bristowe. 

[Bakon, L. 2.] 

John Norman, of Winsford, Somerset; 9 Sept., 1578 ; 
proved 7 March, 1578 ; son John, brother Thomas, wife 
Joane ; an Edward Norman mentioned. [BaJcon, L. 13. ] 


Edward Normanton, Feb., 1638; clerke, Bradwell, 
Essex, had brothers Joseph and Christopher, and sister 
wife of Thomas Stanhurst. 


John Northern! has livery of messuages in Hundsley 
and elsewhere in Co. York, lately belonging to John 
Northern! his father. 

[Fine Holly 5th James, Part I, No. 7.] 

John Northend, of Co. York. 
[Chancery Inq.j). m. virtute Officii, 1st Charles, No. lo.] 

John Northend has livery of lands, &c. in Hunsley, 
South Cave and Riplingham, Co. York, formerly belong- 
ing to his father John Northend. 

[Fine Poll, 11th Charles, Part I, No. 30.] 

John Northend, lord of the manor of Hunsley, &c. ; 8 
Oct., 1625, proved 19 Nov., 1625; wife Elizabeth ex- 
ecutrix ; to the Rev d Ezekiel Rogers and brother Robert 
Northend, in trust, twenty acres of meadow and twenty- 
four acres of woodland in the parish of South Cave, 
"part and parcell of said manor, for and toward the satis- 


faction of my debts which my personal estate in goods 
and ckattells shall not extend unto and for and towards 
the raiseing of porcons for my younger children hereafter 
named," — "Anthonic Northend, Ezechiell Northend, my 
sonnes, and Elizabeth Northend, Alice Northend, Marga- 
ret Northend and Joane Northend my daughters, to be 
equally divided between them." 

[Registry of Exchequer Court, York."] 

In the above references we have traces of the family and ancestral 
home of Mr. Ezekiel Northend, the progenitor of the well-known 
family of this name in Essex Co., Massachusetts, who is said to have 
been born in Hunsley or Weetou Parva in Rowley, Yorkshire, England, 
1021-22, and to have come over to New England where lie found a 
new home in Rowley, Mass ts , a few years after its settlement by the 
Rev d Ezekiel Rogers (already named) and his associates in 1039. 
His uncle Robert (mentioned in the above will) was lord of the manor 
of Weeton Parva and had a son Jeremiah who came to New England 
in 1G38 with the Rev d Mr. Rogers, being then twelve years of age, 
remained nine years and returned to England and was buried at Row- 
ley, April 14, 1702, as appears by a certificate of the rector of Rowley. 
While in New England he lived, for a portion of the time, at least, in 
the family of Mr. William Bellingham, brother to the Deputy Gover- 
nor, Richard Bellingham, and was spoken of as "cousin" by Ezekiel 
Northend in a deposition about Mr. Bellingham's estates. Ezekiel 
Northend's sister Margaret became the wife of John Palmer, who also 
came to Rowley, New England, and in his will of 23 Aug., 1003, proved 
July, 1G03, appointed his brother Northend one of the overseers to its 

Besides her his sister Elizabeth or Alice, or both of them probably 
came over, as may be inferred from a letter written by Anthony 
Northend to his brother in the new world, which was published in the 
genealogy of the Northend Family (Essex Institute Hist. Coll., Vol. 
XII), but a portion of which will bear republishing in connection with 
the matter now presented. It is as follows : — 

"ffor his louinge kind Brother Ezekiell Northend att Rowley in New 
England. " — 

"Louinge Brother: — After my loue remembered vnto you; I was 
at Bentley that day yo r letter came to my sister Stoute hande which 


was very welcome news to us both to hear that you and your wife my 
Sifters and their husbands were alive with all your children, which 
are a groat family (Blessed be God for it)." ****** " my Brother 
John and his eldest sonne John are dead about thirteene years agoe, 
my sister Jane Northend with her two sonnes Nathaniel and Richard 
and her daughter lfrances with her gran'child Christopher Northend 
my nephew John's sonne desire to remembered to you these [ ] 
are my Brother John's whole family and are all unmarried. My 
brother William Stoute and my sister Joaua Stoute have three child- 
ren one sonne William and two daughters Elizabeth and Mary, my 
Vnckle Northend and his sonnes are all dead, only my cousen Jere- 
miah maried and [ ] not living, my cousen Jeremiah hath now 
gotten my unckle Northends whole estate in lands and is sole heir 
thereunto, he had a very good wife and a sonne John by name which 
are both dead and he is newly married againe, he told me he would 
write two or three lines to you. I must breake of, we are in health 
att present, my sister Jane Northend and hers, my Brother and sister 
Stoute and theirs, my cousen Jeremiah Northend and his two sis- 
ters, my cousen Nicholas Johnson and his sister Jane Thorpe desire 
[ ] remembered to you, remember vs to all our frends with you 
[ ] I must leave you. the Lord keepe you. farewell. 

my sister Northend and her children 
live all at llunsley. 

As for the writer of the above letter we learn that "Anthony North- 
end of Little Weeton was buried at Rowley on the 12"' clay of April, 

On a tombstone recently taken from under Rowley church (in York- 
shire) the following inscription was found: — 

" Here lieth interred Beneath the body of Jeremiah Northend Late 
of We-town and Lord of the Mannourof Little We-town Gent, first 

yo r truly louing Brother 

Anthony Northend. 

Beuerley y [ 

"my sister Joana and I desire you to let vs 
hear from you when opportunity will permitt 
I am very lame with wounds that I haue 
formerly gotten in the warre that I can 
scarcely write, but I must wait till my 
healing eome which w ill not be in t his life 

the lord (It vs 
for our departure 
hence. Vale. 


married to Mary daughter of Godehed Pravnner Esq after her death 
to Elizabeth daughter to Major Ralph Waterhouse By whom lie hud 
two sous yet surviving, Robert and Ralph, he died April 12, 1702 aged 
78 years." 

The following inscription has been copied from a marble tablet in 
St. Mary's Church, Beverley : — 

"Here lyeth the body of Christopher Northend, Gentleman and 
Alderman of this Town, lie departed this life-Jan'y 10 th A. 1). 1730, 
in the 71 st year of his age. lie was ye only son of John Northend of 
Huusley in the County of York, Gentleman." In the history of Bev- 
erley it appears that Christopher Northend, Attorney, was Mayor of 
Beverley in 1714 and 1719. 

From the preceding material the following table has been con- 

Northend = 

of llunslcy I 

John Northend = 
of ITunsley, son 
and heir. " Obt. 
ante KiUS. 

John Northend — 
of Ilunsley, son 
and heir. Obt. 


Robert Northend = 
of Weeton Parva I 

Mary Pravnner 1 = Jeremiah — - ,J Elizth Waterhouse 

Anthony, Obt. 1698— 

came to 
New Eng- 
land, hut 
Obt. 1702. 

VVm Stoiite=Joanc— 

John, Obt. v. p. 

llobei t 


.John, hod and heir — Jane Margaret 
Obt. ante 1M5. mar. John 

Palmer M ho 
came to New 

Ezekiel Northend = Edna, widow 

came to New Eng- of Richard 
bind. Obt. 7 Sept. % Kailey and 
IGUb. daughter, of 

. — Halstead 
Obt. 3 Feby 

John, son and heir = 
Obt. circa 1M5. I 




Christopher, son and 
heir. Obt. 17:;o. 

Whence are derived tin 1 
Northend Family of Mass. 



Pedigree of Norton of Colchester, arranged from notes 
of Wills, Fine-RollSj Inquisitions, etc. 

John Norton of East Smith field «= Alice dau. of 

St. Hotolp's without Aldgate. 
Oht is Nov. l^t Elizabeth. Will 
20 Aug., 1558, proved 10 Dec, 1558. 

and Eliza- 

-Frances = John Watson. 
•Martha } one of whom was 
•Mary > perhaps wife of 
•Agnes ) Edward Francis. 

John, son and heir, of limy St. 
Edmunds. Obt R July 39th Eliz- 
abeth. Will 22 May 39th Elizabeth 
proved 27 Jul)' 1597. Buried at 
Ix worth. 

beth Dowfield, or Duflleld. 

Arms of Duffield: — Sable, a 
run bztucen three duves ai 

Elizabeth who 

afterwards married Eustace 
Darcy of Norwich Esq. 


I I I I I 

Rachel, died In Robert (eldest son) Elizabeth mar.- Francis Edward Richard 

her father's of Ixfordethorp, Lancaster Oht s.p. 

life time, and Obt s. p. Nov. 1010. 

buried at 1G17. 


John, Bailiff of Colchester. = Dorothy, daughter of 
Obt 9 Sept. 7th Charles, Will I William Feck Esq. 
32 Aug. 1U31, proved 5 Nov. 1031. 

i I I I i I I 

John Norton Thomas Robert William Henry Francis Benjamin 
Doctor of Laws 
Obt s. p. 1055. 


John Norton, of Smithfeilde, Co. Middlesex, parish of 
St. Botulphe without Algate, Berebrewer; 26 Aug., 
1 558, proved at London by Alice his widow and execu- 
trix; "to my bodie I ehiiso sepulchre w'in Uinforcsaide 
parrishe churche of Saincte Botulph without Algate of 
London aforesaide, if I deceaee nye or w'in the same 
parrishe. And there my burial 1 to be doon after the 
comendable and decent ordre nowe used in the churche 
of England. And in case T dye in any other place, then 
J will my bodie shalbe buried in Christian burial! where 
it shall please (iod to provide for me" ; to poor and needy 
people of the parish xl s on the day of burial ; to the most 
poor and needy of the same parish VT £ within one month, 


and to those "dwelling wHn the precincte of St. Kath- 
rins nighe the tower of London 3 £ VI 8 VIII after 
buriall"; to son John Norton 100 £ ; to daughters Fran- 
ces, Martha, Mary, Agnes 100 £ each at the age of eighteen 
or upon marriage ; if all the children die unmarried and 
wife Alice not then alive "in this mortall world" then 
half the money "to be employed and spent upon thamen- 
dement of the king and Quenes maiests hiegh waies 
within the countie of Midd. And the other moytie or 
half parte of the same money to be gevin unto poore 
maydens marriage, releasing of poore prisonners and to 
the relief of poore housholders w*in the cittie of London 
and Subburbes of the same." To John Norton my broth- 
er's son 10 £ ; Thomas, Margaret and Elizabeth "my 
suster's children" ; wife's sister Thomasin Dowtield ; mo- 
ther-in-law Elizabeth Dowfeild ; brother Richard Low led 
and his wife ; brother-in-law John Dowfeild ; suster Bur- 
forthe ; apprentice Edward Pratt; wife Alice, executrix 
and friends Mr. Anthony Anthony, Edward Dove and 
brother Richard Dowffeld (supervisors) ; witness Wil- 
liam Lowland. [ Welles, L. 11.] 

John Norton has livery of lands, &c. 

By an inquisition had in Co. Middlesex before William 
Underbill lately eseheator, post mortem John Norton, it 
appeared that long before the death of the .said John 
Norton, a certain Sir Arthur Darcye was already de- 
ceased, possessed, among other property, of the fee of and 
in that parcel! of the Wharfle with its appurtenances now 
or recently in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Lewen 
lately citizen and Ircmonger of London, &c., lying in 
Estsmythfylde in the parish of St. Mary Mai felon alias 
Wliitechappell parish without Algate in Com. Midd., 
towards a certain place there called the Swannesnest and 



scituate on the cast of two mills called Trassliemylle, 
' with all and every &c, to the same parcell of the Wharlfe 
/ in whatever manner looking or pertaining. And the 
/ said Arthur Darcye, knight, being so seized, by his writ- 
ing, shewn in evidence to the jurors of the Inquisition in 
taking the same, the date of which is 10 May, 2d of 
Philip and Mary ; 'did grant, bargain and sell to the said . 
John Norton, his heirs and assigns &c, all that parcell Of 
the Wharffe, &c. ; by virtue of which deed the said John 
Norton was seized — and being so seized he died on the 
18th of November, the first year of Our Reign. And 
furthermore a certain Peter Mewtas lately of Westham in 
the county of Essex, knight, dee'd, was seized of a mes- 
suage or tenement, &c. in Sything Lane in the parish of 
Mary Barking, near the Tower of London, sometime be- 
longing to the College of Holy Trinity of Pontefract in 
Com. York, lately dissolved; and being so seized, he by 
his writing dated 25 Sept., 2d Philip and Mary, for a 
certain sum of money, &c. sold to the said John Norton 
all those tenements &c, scituate and existing in Sything 
Lane alias Siding Lane; by virtue of which writing the 
said John Norton was then seized as of fee. And being 
so seized he died so seized on the 18th day of November, 
the first year of Our lieign. After the death of which 
John Norton (all those estates) descended, or ought to 
descend, to a certain John Norton his son, then under 
age ; that the said John Norton junior is son and next 
heir of the said John Norton senior and was, on the 4 th 
day of March, the 5 th year of our reign, eight and three 
quarters years old and more; And because the same 
John Norton, jun r hath reached the full age of twenty 
and one years, now therefore we, &c, &c. — given at 
Westminster the 26 tl1 of January. 

[Fine Boll, 18th EUzaheth, A r o. 11.] 


John Norton, of Bury St. Edmunds, Co. Suffolk, gen- 
tleman ; 22 May, 39 th Elizabeth, proved 27 July, 1597; 
to be buried in the chancel of the parish church of Ix- 
worth, near the body of daughter Rachel ; wife Eliza- 
beth, eldest son Robert, daughter Elizabeth Norton, 
sons Francis, Edward, Richard and John; tenements in 
Knightryder Street London to son John ; I was executor 
of the will of brother-in-law John Watson, gentleman, 
dee'd ; to son Robert brewing vessels and beere house 
called the Shipp in East Smithfield, St. Ihittolph near 
Algate, London ; friend Richard Symons, cursitor of 
chancery, my sole executor ; brother-in-law Edward Fran- 
cis, gentleman and friend Richard Symnell of Colchester, 
gentleman, overseers. 

On the margin of the record it appears that commission 
was issued, 14 June, 1651, to John Norton, Doctor of 
Laws, who is there termed "nepoti ex tilio." 

\_Oobhdm, L. o(>.~\ 

Robert Norton has livery, &c. — . Since by a certain 
inquisition before Robert Heath, Esq., lately escheator, 
&c, post mortem John Norton gen., avIio was seized 
before his death of and in two gardens, one of which was 
called the Castle garden, alias the Kitchen garden, and of 
and in one great apple orchard with fruits, trees, 
and of and in one house of his built in or within said 
gardens by one Anthony Antlioine, called Master Antho- 
ny's Banquetting House, and of and in all other edifices 
or structures in said orchard, with one dove cote at the 
eastern part of the same garden called the Kitchin gar- 
den, and of and in another garden lying somewhat 
inclosed, a parcel of the same garden, near adjoining to 
said Dove cote, then or recently in the tenure or occupa- 
tion of Henry Starr, — called the Pidgeon rlowse yarde. 


— lying and being in East Smithfield in the parish of St. 
Botolph without Aldgate, in said county of Middlesex; 
which said premisses were fenced with water, paling and 
stone wall, — and were once a meadow called by the 
name of Trashe mill meade, abbutting on Nightingale 
lane on the East and upon the stone wall toward * * * * 
called the Ship, on the West; also in all that; parcell of 
the Wharfe, &c. in East Smithtield, in the parish of St. 
Mary Mattfelon, als. Whitechappell, towards a certain 
place there called the Swannesncst, &c. and a tenement 
called the Berchowse and commonly known as the Ship ; 
— and a certain clans (close) called a yarde and a garden 
with a small house in said garden called a banquetting 
howse, by a certain John Norton deceased, the father of 
the said John Norton, there built; and two houses called 
storehouses and two stables, called a hogstey, and another 
house called a slaughterhouse, with all ediiices called 
shcedes adjoining, lying and included within a great gate 
on tin; opposite side of the lloyal way toward said tene- 
ment or brewhouse called the Berehouse ; also all that 
house called the Gunpowder house, &c. &c. Moreover 
the said John Norton, on the 1-1 July, 39th Elizabeth 
died seized of the foresaid premisses and Robert Norton 
was son and next heir and aged, on the 18 th Feb'y, 39 th 
Elizabeth, twelve years. And the said Uobert Norton 
has reached his full age of twenty-one years. 

[Fine J toll, 5th James, Part 7, No. 34. ~\ 

Robert Norton, of Ixforde Thorpe, Co. Suffolk, gentle- 
man; 1 Nov., 1617, proved 10 Nov., 11)17; brother 
Francis Norton .'500 E; brother Edward, brother John, lor 
maintenance of the said Edward; sister Elizabeth Lan- 
caster. [ Weldon, L. IIS.] 

John Norton, of Colchester, Co. Essex, gentleman, 
one of his majesty's Bailiffs of the Town, &c. ; 31 Aug., 


1631, proved 5 Nov., 1631 ; wife Dorothy, tenement and 
lands in St. James and St. Buttalls parish ; ship John 
and Thomas of Colchester; sons John, Thomas, Robert, 
William, Henry, Francis (sixth son, to whom , ! G of ship 
Mary and Susan, John Beale, master) Benjamin and 
daughter Dorothy Norton ; Eustace Darcy of Norwich, 
Esq. and his wife Elizabeth. [jSL John, L. 116.] 

John Norton, of Colchester, gen., was seized of tene- 
ments, &c. called Gorsegreen Mills, mill house and mills 
called East Mill, a messuage in East Street beyond East 
Bridge, &c., messuage or tenement called Dawes Cote in 
Salcott, Co. Essex, land near Crockleford Brook in Ard- 
ley, Co. Essex, and Noakes by North in Copford Essex, 
&c. lie died ( J Sept., 7 th of Charles, at Colchester and 
John Norton his son and next heir was at time of his 
lather's death about twenty years and tour months. 

[ Chancer y Inq. , p. m., 7th Charles, Part TIL No. 70.'] 

Edward Norton, gentleman, claims against Doctor 
Norton (delinquent), 2 ( J Jan'y, 1652, an annuity for life, 
settled on him by John Norton out of certain of his lands. 

Dorothy Norton, claims against the same, 25 Dec, 
16,52, the sum of 401' per annum during her life out of a 
messuage and certain lands in Colchester, Co. Essex, and 
a Water mill called East Mills in Colchester, &c. 

[Index of Claims for Delinquent Lands, No. 71, Com- 
monwealth, 1652*] 

Francis Norton, bachelor, dee'd in parts beyond the 
seas; — administration granted, l'<S July, 1 (>]<>, to his 
nephew, John Norton, Doctor of Daws. 

\_A<lnion. Aect. Look', 1616-7.] 

John Norton, Doctor of Civil Law, late in the parts of 


Scotland, batchelor, dec'd ; administration granted to his 
eldest brother Thomas Norton, 11 Aug., 1655. 

\_Admon. Acct. Booh.~\ 

The above account of a family which we do not find 
noticed by any English writer has been prepared with 
much labor in the (perhaps vain) hope that, one of these 
days, the Francis Norton who settled in Connecticut, or 
the Capt. Francis Norton who came over as steward of 
Mason, the proprietor of New Hampshire, and who finally 
took up his home in Charlestown, where lie became a 
prominent citizen, may he found to derive his ancestry 
from this source. Capt. Norton's arms, as shown on his 
seal affixed to his will and to sundry other papers were — 
a chevron between three tuns. Besides the above an im- 
mense amount of material was gathered bearing on the 
name of Norton, which needs further additions in order 
to be properly classified and arranged according to fami- 
lies. Tin; name Francis is found in the iLiles worth and 
Shropshire families. 

Walter Norton, of Hallesworth ; 12 June, 15-12, proved 
13 Nov., 1542; to he buried in Hallesworth church near 
lir.^t wife done ; to Joone my wife all the stuff she dyd 
bring nie * * * all her Jewells as well being here as at 
l>ur\ St. Fdmunds ; Robert my son and William, Walter, 
Richard, Thomas, his children; to Joone and Elizabeth 
Norton in money, to be payd to them by thandes of John 
Fyske of Ilalton, gentleman (and others) ; they not to 
many without consent of Robert. [Spert, L. 11.] 

Robert Norton, of Hallisworth, Co. Suffolk and Diocese 
of Norwich, gentleman; 1 Aug., 1561, proved 31 Dee., 
1501 ; wife Mary, who is enfeoffed in the manor of 
Wright, and lands in Shedstone and Wisset to it belong- 
ing; sons Walter, William, Richard, Francis (under 


twenty-one), George (under eighteen) and daughter 
Jone ; to son William my tenement late of Walter Norton 
my father; all John Prynnes daughters had by my nece ; 
all the children of Johane Merrynian my nece of Becclys. 

[Loftus, L. 38.] 

Inquisition taken at Gipwic (Ipswich), Co. Suffolk 30 
Oct., 3d of Elizabeth, after the death of Robert Norton 
gen., who had been seized of the manor of Wright, &c. s 
and lands in Chedestan, Wisset, Walpoole, Cokley and 
Hallisworthe. By his deed dated at Chedestan 5 .April, 
2d Edw. VI, he gave, granted and confirmed to John 
Fiske,.John Browne and Alexander Fil by said manor of 
Wright, <£c. for the sole use and behoof of the said 
Robert Norton and a certain Mary his wife lor term of 
life of said Mary and after her death to the said Robert 
Norton his heirs and assigns. He was also seized of lands 
in Wenhaston and Melles, &c. &c. He made his will 4 
Aug., 3d Elizabeth, &e. &c. He died 9 Sept. last and 
Mary Norton his wife yet liyes and Walter Norton eldest 
son of the said Robert was twenty-live years of age and 
more at his father's death. 

[Edmund Wright's escheats Norfolk & Suffolk, 3d & 
4 th Elizabeth."] 

Walter Norton, who was found by t he foregoing inqui- 
sition to be eldest son and heir of Robert Norton of 
Chediston, married Katherine, daughter of Sir Henry 
Bedingfield of Oxborough, Co. Norfolk, and had issue, 
Henry, Richard, Edmund and Mary. Henry his eldest 
son and heir married Anne daughter of Edward Sulyard, 
Esq. , and died 1 638. 

Anne Norton, of Colchester, Co. Essex, widow; 21 
Jan'y, Ki ll, proved 2 Dec., L648 ; son Sir Walter Nor- 
ton, baronet and his son Edward; daughters Frances 


Payne, Margaret Mannock, Katherine Brewer, Elizabeth 
Geterie and Anne Fenwick ; son Edward Norton (an 
nndntiful child) and his children, viz., Elizabeth, Mary, 
John, Henry and William; grandchild Joane Payne; my 
late son John Norton deceased; son William Norton; 
nephew Raphe Seyliard of Hanley Parke, Suffolk ; son- 
in-law Thomas Brewer of Inner Temple, gentleman, and 
good friend Francis Cheney of Ashe, Suffolk. Edward 
Joscelin, a witness. [Essex, L. 1S8.~\ 

Of the Shropshire family the wills of Thomas Norton, 
of Sullmyngton, Salop (proved 1575) and of Joane, his 
widow, of liyspelton, Salop ( proved 1588) were found. 
One of their sons, Thomas, married Elinor daughter ot 
Thomas Jenkins and had issue, Thomas, Francis, Richard 
and Elinor. 

Of the Sharpenhow family, to which belonged the well- 
known immigrants John and William (and perhaps 
Walter) Norton, of New England, the following wills 
were found : — 

Richard Norton, of Sharpenhooe, Bedford, yeoman ; 
24 July, 15(55, proved Hi Jaify, 1566; lands in Stretly 
to son Richard, then to William, then Daniel, then Thomas 
and so then my right heirs; brother Edward Wingat; 
eosen Thomas Norton; brother Edward ; 51! due by my 
mother and my brother Robert's will; daughter J ohane ; 
daughter Hill; cousin John Norton; brother Thomas 
Norton; every of my daughter Wyiiches' children ; sons 
William Wynche and Edward Hill. [Stonarde, L. 2.~] 

Margerie Norton^ of Sharpenno, parish of Streatlie, 
Bedfordshire, widow; 20 June, 1571, proved 25 Nov., 
1572; son Daniel, daughter Hill, daughter Wynshe, sons 
William and Thomas Norton ; brother Edward Norton ; 


brother Wingate ; sister Shorte ; Thomas Deacon's child- 
ren; sons-in-law William Winshe and Edward Hill; 
brother Edward Wingate. \_Dajper, L. 40.'] 

Thomas Norton, of Shapnoll, Bedford, Esq.; pr - 1 
15 April, 1584; brother Thomas Cranmer, executoj •! 
benefit of wife and children. [JJutt, L. o > \ 

Christopher Norton, of London, gentleman; 18 Aprii 
160.3 ; sister Coppin, sister Margaret, sister Iiainsfordt 
cozen William Cranmer ; brother Robert Norton ; brothei 
Capt. Walter Norton, executor. Capt. Walter Norton 
refusing the trust, commission was issued 28 Feb'y, 1(503 
to William Norton, a brother of dec'd. [Ilarte, L. 24.] 


Hit-hard Osgood, of West-Woodhay, Co. Berks, Hus- 
bandman ; 21 May, 1615, proved 14 Jan., 1015 ; son 
James, "my bell posnet, my pottingers ; " brother Thomas 
his children ; Olive Knight ; Thomas Knight and William 
Jessatt overseers; Anne, my wife, whole executrix, "she 
promising me, before good witnesses, that, after her de- 
cease or when she shall marry, all the goods she hath shall 
remain to James Osgood my son ; * * ami that my son 
shall be with her and have his maintenance doing his 
business." [liudd, L. 67.] 


John Patche, of Milton, parish of Prittlewell, Co. 
Essex; proved 12 Dee., 1531; wife Margaret, son 
Thomas, daughter Margaret. [Thoicer, L. 11,] 

Thomas Patche, of Clevedon, Co. Somerset, Sayler ; 
24 June, 1582, proved 12 March, 1582; brother-in-law 


Richard Bucke ; John Mascall the elder, of Ringeston : 
son John Patche and brother John Patche ; ship Beare of 
London ; administration granted to Hugh Patche, brother, 
and Joane Buck, sister, during minority of son John. 

[fiowe, L. 14.] 

Simon Patche, of Cambridge, cordwainer; 11 Sept., 
1581), proved 1G Oct. 1581); brother Walter and ' his 
children, Thomas, William, Richard, John and Walter, 
Susanna, Ursula and Bridget; sister Katherine Birth ; 
William, son of William Patche of Cambridge, and 
others. [Leicester, L. 75.] 

William Patche, of pish of Frampton Cottrell ; 18 
Sept., 1596, proved 19 Nov. 1596; mother, son John, 
sister Alice, wife Margaret (with child]. 

[ Drake, L. 77.] 

Margaret Patche, of Frampton Cottrell, diocese of 
Gloster; 18 Nov., 1596, proved 13 Jah'y, 1598; sister 
Alice Boorryll, brother John Tillinge of Almesbury, 
sister-in-law Alice Patche, mother-in-law Margaret Stronge 
c\:c. [Oobham, L. 6.] 

Peter Patche, of Kynton, parish of Thorrsbuiye, Co. 
Gloucester; 13 Aug., 1 008, proved 10 Feb'y, 1608; to 
son-in-law, Guy Seleock, hind leased in Bilsham; his 
mother to have the use till he is twenty-one; next, to 
Henry Adye the elder, of Morton, for life; wife Eliza- 
beth and brother-in-law William Barton, &c. 

[Dorset, L. 15.'] 

Edmoud Patche, of parish of Thorn ebury, Co. Glou- 
cester; 'i'l -May, 1611, proved 13 June, Kill ; Agnes 
Theren of little Barrcnton, my sister's daughter; brother 


John ELowse ; William Thoiirncr my wife's brother; wife 
Johanna ; debt due from Robert Stone. 

[ Wood, L. 63.] 

William Patch, of Titherington, Gloucestershire, 28 
Nov., 1043, leaves to William Hobbs, the younger, kins- 
man, of Ichington in the parish of Tytherington, certain 
sums for the benefit of Patch's daughters Sarah and 
Ellinor, minors ; then present int ah, John and Robert 
Patch. [Twisse, L. 178.'] 

TJiomas Patch, husbandman of Hill als Hull, Glouces- 
tershire ; 6 Mch. 1653, proved 8 May, 1 ( > r> 4 ; mentions 
wife Sarah, sons Thomas and John, dau' Sarah and son- 
in-law James Houlder. \_Alchin, L. 140.] 

Tn addition to the foregoing we have the kind pei 
sion of Mr. Ira J. Patch to publish the following c is 
gathered by Mr. II. G. Somerby. 

From the Registry of Wills at Wells, in Somerset- 

Hugh Patche, of Clevedon, in Co. Somerset. Will 
dated Jan'}' 2<i, 1554, proved July G, 1558. Being very 
siclx in body but of perfect mind, Xc, &c, Bequeaths to 
his wife 10(1 i(li liis farm at LWteshead for IN years; then 
to son John. Mentions his mother, wife of John Pullicn. 
Appoints his wife executrix. 

NicJiolas Patch, of Wraxhall, Co. Somerset; wife Joan. 
Son John. To each of his six children (not named in 
the will) "not yet appointed to any marriage" live marks. 
Appoints his wife executrix. Dated June 3, 15511; 
proved June 4, L559. 

Alice Patche, of Middlezoy, Co. Somerset. 'Will dated 


May 10, 1571. Mentions her son John and his child. 
Son William Giggs. Appoints her son John Patehe, ex- 
ecutor and makes him residuary legatee. Proved May 
10, 1571. 

John Patehe, of Walton-in-Gordano, Co. Somerset. 
Will dated June 16, 1575; proved July 13, 1575. De- 
sires to be buried in the church. Wife Margaret; to his 
eldest son John his best ox, 10 sheep, 20% a pan and a 
crook. To his 2 d son William a bullock, 20 s , 2 d best ox, 
10 sheep, a pan and a crock. To his youngest son, 
Thomas, a bullock, 20 s , 10 sheep, a pan and a crock. To 
sons John and William a heifer of two years of age 
between them. Appoints his wife executrix. 

Thomas Patehe of Ayscott, in Somersetshire, Husband- 
man. Will dated Nov. 10, 1581 : proved March 1, 1581- 
2. Wife Joan. Son John and his son Henry. William 
son of son John. Mentions Joan Leade, his wife's daugh- 
ter. Appoints his wife executrix. 

From the Registry of Wills at Bristol. 

Tobias Patch, of Bristol, Confectioner. Will dated 
Feb. 22, 1G27-<S: proved May 20, 1(528. Desires to be 
buried in tlio clunvh-yard of St. Nicholas. To his brother 
Edward a gold ring which was his lather's and 10 s to 
make it larger. To brother Nicholas 30 s to buy a ring. 
To sister Elizabeth Read 30 a to buy a ring. To sister 
Mary Higgins 30 fl to buy a ring. To cousin William 
Willett £10 when 21 years of age. Appoints his wife 
Charity executrix. 


John Peache the younger, of the parish of Symonclis- 


burroght, Co. Dorset, fisher; 18 Nov., 1587, proved 10 
Feb'y, 1587; brother John, sons John and George, 
brother Richard. [Rutland, L. 15.] 


William Phippen, of Eastharptrey, Co. Somerset, 
husbandman; 1 Oct., 18th Elizabeth, proved 8 Nov., 
1576 ; brother John Pliippen, wife Jane, son John the 
elder, daughter Susan, sons George, William and John 
the younger ; William Plomley and John Hill, my broth- 
ers in the law. [Carew, L. 32J] 

William Phippen, of Wedmore, Co. Somerset, hus- 
bandman; lb' May, 1(124, proved 30 July, 1624; sons 
Edward (to whom land at Lympsham), John the elder, 
George, Thomas, William, James and Peter; my breth- 
ren John Urth (als Fry) George Phippen, Richard Urth 
(als Fry) and John Tutton. \_Byrd, L. 115.] 


Edmund Pickering, "Schoomaker." Standon, Hert's ; 
!> April, 1(524; wife Ellen; sons John, Richard, Thomas, 
and youngest, Nchemiah. [Consistory Court.'] 


John Pillgrime, of Luton, Co. Bedford, malstcr; 28 
July, 1630, proved 18 Aug., 1630; sister Alice Kilbye, 
sous Robert, Thomas, John, daughter Elizabeth Pillgrim, 
lands in lease from Sir Robert Naper, Baronet, viz., the 
Lankcrofts next to Dunstable way, daughters Susan Long, 
Frances Wyteman and Jane Prior, eldest son William 
Pillgrim. [Scroop, L. 70.] 




Philip Poore, lately of Amesbury, Co. Wilts ; proved 
28 Feb'y, 1585 ; wife Agnes, sons Philip and Nicholas, 
daughters Dorothy Hubbard, als Poore, and Alice Stroude 
(or Strouder). [ Windsor, L. 29.] 


George Potter, Citizen and Stationer of London ; 12 
July, 1(>25, proved 14 April, 1626 ; sis' Needham, her 
dan' Dorothy ; bro' Francis his son Walter and dan's ; bro' 
Thomas and dan's ; bro' Rieh'd and dan' ; sis' Margarett, 
wife of Thos. Farmer and dau' Mary, neece .Alary Cade 
of Hallow ton, "my wives cloth of gold purse," loving 
cozens Walter Potter & Tho's Farmer, resid' legatees. 

Robert Potter, Suffolk ; yeoman of Cornerthy Magna ; 
9 Aug., VI Charles ; wife Alice and, int als, bro' Nicholas. 

[vide Ruthven, L. 189.'] 

Nicholas Potter of Great Cornard, Suffolk, signs a will 
7 Dec, 1655, proved 14 May, 1657, leaving property to 
wife and daughters. \_Rassell, L. 79.] 

Thomas Potter, Citizen and Sadler, parish of S* Sepul- 
chre's ; 2t> Or!., Kill, proved 28 Jim., ltilt; dau' 
Charitie, w ife of Stephen Price and her ch'n ; dau' Eliza- 
beth, wife of flames Cockes and her ch'n ; son Benjamin ; 
grandchild Thomas Layton, sou of my late dan' Priseilla, 
his legacy to he paid within one year. Messuage known 
as the Purse and now the Anchor, on Fleete S l 

[ Com m issa ry Reg ister. ] 


Thomas Prence of All Saints Barking, London, car- 



riage-maker ; 31 July, 1630, proved 14 Aug., 1P)30; 
daughter Katherine wife of Ambrose Crayford of Redrith, 
Surrey, mariner; to son Thomas Prence now rcmayninge 
in New England in the pts beyond the seas one beere 
bole of silver and alsoe my sealc Ringe of gold to be 
del d to him at his next return, etc. ; daughter Rebecca 
wife of Thomas Diple, citizen and merchant tailor of 
London. [Scroop, L. 70.] 

John Prince, 10 Oct. 1003, Citizen and Pewterer of 
London; body to S l Sepulchre's near late wife Judith. 
Mr. John Sharpe, exec' ; friend Anne Bennett widow ; 
brother Richard my best cloke. 

James Prince, dies 1610. Goldsmith, High Holborn, 
London. Leaves all his j)roperty to a creditor "in whom 
he has more confidence than in all his brethren." 

Thomas Prince, 7th James (1609-10) ; Marten, Wilts ; 
mentions children of his sister Elizabeth Daniel. 

[ Winfjjidd, L. 12.] 

Joseph Prince, Haberdasher, parish S* James at Garlick 
Hill, London; 1(5 May, 1659, proved 9 June, 1659. 
mother Hester, brother William; two sisters Surah and 
Deborah; loving wife Jane; Masters Alexander Dela- 
maine and William Blagrave, overseers. Robert Bayley 
and William Johnson, witnesses. [Pell, L. 328.~\ 


Thomas Putnam, 2<> Dec., 1647; On board the In- 
crease, bound for Virginia ; wife Dorothy, son Thomas; 
£20 out of 43 due from my father William Putnam's will, 
dwelling in hamshire in Chessum parish [?] ; Sara Miller 


in Middle-row, Holborn-bars ; "To Mr. Copyn, Chirur- 
geon aboard the ship, that he take care of my wife, my 
child and myself on the voyage." 

2*2 May, 1659, Letters of administration were given to 
John Smith, husband of said Dorothy late wife of 
Thomas Putnam dec'd, until Dorothy should return from 
Virginia beyond seas where she then lived with her son 
Thomas Putnam. [Ruthven, L. 197'.] 

Perhaps "hamshire in Chessum parish "means Chessum in Buck- 
inghamshire. Middle-row was strange of buildings in Holborn near 
the "bar" or bound of the City liberties obstructing the way until 

It may be well to recall that John Putnam, the ancestor of the well- 
known Salem and ] Quivers family of that name is said to have come 
from Buckinghamshire. 


Thomas Ruclce, has livery of lands, etc. in Bledington, 
Co. Gloucester formerly belonging to his father John 
Rucke. [Fine Roll 7th Charles, Part III, JVo. 34.] 

For notes on this name see under Sheave. 


William Sage, 'fanner, Bristol ; 22 Sep., UUh Charles, 
proved 8 dan., 1(545 ; wife Mary; sister Ellanor Xaish ; 
kinsman John Sage; William son of John Sage, tanner; 
son-in-law Francis Cox. [Twisse, L. 8.] 

John Sage (1644). Weeke, parish of Stanton Drew, 
Somersetshire; wifeJoane; bro' Cornelius ; Henry Bissc, 
my sister's son, exec'; John son of Samuel, and John 
son of George Sage; Thomas Harverd. 

[Essex, L. 146.] 


Lancelott Sage, yeoman, Rramford, Suffolk ; 30 Jaii'y, 
1653, proved 8 June, 1654; wife Mary; sons Thomas 
(eldest) Addam and John (a minor) : land in Ipswich, 
bros'-in-law Adam and William Goodale. 

[Alchin, L. 4S7.] 

Peter le Sage, Cordmaker, born in " Valencyne ;" will 
of 4 Sep., IdHS ; son Peter; dau' Joane ; children of my 
son William; son Bennet, exec'. [Consistory Court.] 

"Translated from the French" An immigrant from 
Valenciennes ? 

William Sage, 16 Mch., 1626, proved 14 Ap l , 1626 ; 
"my debts with the marchantes of silko,'i wife Gertrude, 
dan' Marie, two daughters. Esau (Luier?) supervisor. 

[Commissary, L. 48:] 
Translated from the French and signed William le Sage. 

John Saige, yeoman, Hadley, Midd'x ; 8 Nov., 1626, 
proved 12 Jan'y, 1 G 2 ( > ; wife Mary, lands and tenements 
in Hadley ; son John ; Thomas Fellowe and my dau' 
Joane, "the Shed called Heath's house;" grandchildren 
John and Henry Saige; grandchild John Fellowe. 

[Commissar//, L. 130.] 

The "Shed called Heaths house" was evidently part of 
a dwelling; perhaps what we call a "lean-to." 

John Saige, yeoman, Hadley, Midd'x, 6 M'ch, 1626, 
proved 25 May, 1027; wife Isabel! ; sons John and 
Henry, minors; a child unborn, "basket-hilted sword." 

[Commissary, L. 106.] 

Matthew Sage, yeoman, Walthamstowe, Essex; 2 
Mch., 1669, proved 16 May, 1670; wife Elizabeth, 
exec; bro' William and his four ch'n ; bro' Robert and 


his two ch'n ; bro' Samuel, his dau' Judeth and live other 
ch'n; bro' John, his four ch'n by his first wife and dau' 
Martha by his last wife ; sis' Elizabeth Haydon and her 
three ch'n ; bro' Christopher. [Commissary .] 

Walter Saige, Groom, of Aish-Ralfe or Rose Aish, 
Devon (about 1656) ; left sister Margarctt now wife of 
Henry Marshall, of said Rose-Aish, Butcher. 

[Berkley, L. 74.] 


William Sargiaunt, of Gloucester, mercer; 7 Aug., 
1587, proved 11 Oct., 1587 ; son Henry ; cousin William 
Sargiaunt; sister Margery Nursse ; brother Thomas Sar- 
giaunt; wife Margaret; brother-in-law Richard Woode 
of Brookethroppe and others. [Spencer, L. 59.'] 


William Sheaffe, of Cranebrook, Co. of Kent, yeo- 
man; will of 2 ( J Dec, 1615, proved 0 Jan'y, 1616; 
sister Margaret Courthorpp, widow; sister Mary Couch- 
man, widow ; Richard Sheaffe, Edmund Sheaffe, M r 
Doctor Thomas Sheaffe and Harman Sheaffe, all sous of 
brother Thomas Sheatfe, dee'd; Thomas Sheaffe* son of 
t ho aforesaid Richard Sheaffe, and Richard and Harman 
brothers of the said Thomas ; Johane Bottinge, Elizabeth 
Sheaffe, Margaret Sheaffe, and Helen Sheatfe, daughters 
of cosen Richard Sheatfe ; Thomas Sheaffe, sou of cosen 
John Sheaffe, dee'd; Phineas and Gyles Fletcher, sons 
of M r Doctor Gyles Fletcher, dee'd, and Anne, his 
daughter; John and Alexander Courthopp, sous of C0SC11 
Peter Courthopp who dwells in the house with me, and 
their sister Katherine ; Thomas Sheaffe, son of my cosen 


Alexander Sheaffe, dec'd, and Alexander, Katharine and 
Mary Sheaffe, his brother and sisters ; Thomas Ruck, son 
of John Ruck that married my brother Thomas SheanVs 
daughter; Mary Couchman, my sister, and the children 
of William Couchman, her. son; M r Eddy, if lie doe 
preach at my burial ; Edmond and Henry Fletcher, sons, 
and Mary, Judith, Priscilla and Elizabeth Fletcher, 
daughters, of M r Doctor (ivies Fletcher; John, Edmond, 
Samuel, Mary and Helen Sheaffe, sons and daughters of 
my kinsman, John Sheaffe, dec'd ; my foresaid kinsman 
M r Doctor Sheaffe ; Anne Courthorpp, wife of the said 
Peter Courthorpp ; my cosen Roberts, wife of M* George 
Roberts ; Alexander Sheaffe, son of Alexander Sheaffe ; 
to William Sheaffe, son of M r Doctor Thomas Sheaffe, 
my messuage that I dwell in, in Cranbrook, at age of 
twenty-one ; and to Edmond, son of Thomas my brother, 
the messuage where he now dwells, in Cranbrook, called 
upper Wylsley. 

In the grant of administration to Thomas Sheaffe he 
(Tho 8 ) is called Professor of Sacred Theology. 

[ Weldon, L. 7.] 

This fortunate discovery enables us to string together into a skele- 
ton shape many of the disjecta membra long ago, thanks to the pains- 
taking vigilance of the late Joseph Willard, Esq., exhumed from the 
Parish Register of Cranbrook. [Sec N. K. Hist and Geneal. Rog. 

1U0-15.] The most. Interesting item in this will, to a general 
reader, is the genealogical information given about the family of 
Doctor Gyles Fletcher, who was brother of Richard Fletcher, Bishop 
of Bristol, Worcester and London, and therefore uncle to the: famous 
dramatist John Fletcher, whose name is inseparably connected with 
that of Beaumont, his friend and fellow playwright. Dr. Fletcher 
was born at Watford, 1548, educated at Eton, admitted as King's 
scholar to Cambridge, received the degree of Doctor of Laws, 1581, 
represented Winchelsea in the Parliament of 1585, was sent by the 
Queen as Commissioner to Scotland, Germany and the Low countries, 
and again in 1588 as Ambassador to the Czar of Russia, later in life 
was Secretary to the city of London, Master of Requests and Treasu- 


rer of St. Paul's Church, aril died 1610. His sous Pliineas and Gyles 
were both educated at Eton and Cambridge, both clergymen and both 
poets of no mean rank. Tl e elder, born at Cranbrook, April, 1582, 
was rector of the Parish of Uily;:iy, Co. Norfolk, where he died about 
1(330. His brother Gyles "equally beloved of the muses and graces" 
(says old Anthony Wood) is said to have been born in London about 
15st, was a famous preacher at Aklerton, Co. Suffolk, and died there 

The Courtoppes, or Court hopes, were a well-known 
family, seated at Goddard's Greet* in Cranbrook, where 
flourished, in the reign of Henry VIII, an Alexander 
Courthope, ; whose will (1525) mentions wile Katherine, 
and children, William, John, Peter, Catherine, Elizabeth 
and Eleanor. The maiden name of his wife was Maplesden. 
Anns of Courthope; — Or a Jess azure between three es- 
toils sable. [Hasled's Kent, Vol. II, P. 387.] 

Manmret, sole daughter and heiress of George Roberts 

of Brenchley, by Sheaf, became the wife of Sir 

Walter Roberts of Glassenbury, K nt and Bar 1 . 

It will he noticed that the parentage of the fathers of 
Sampson and of Jacob Slicafe, of New England is not 
yet definitely shown, though we may well believe that the 
father of one of them was Edmond, mentioned in the will 
as a son of "kinsman John Sheafe dee'd." h needs at 
least cue other will, of later date, and as comprehensive 
as the foregoing, to enable us to arrange all the names 
mentioned in this will and in M l Willard's extracts from 
the parish records in proper tabular form. It does not 
seem clear how Edmond Sheafe of London (an abstract of 
whose will of 111! 7, proved 1649, is to he found in the 
N. E. Hist, and Gen. Iteg. vol. 21, P. 78) should call 
Dr. Thomas Sheafe a brother, unless there was another 
Doctor Thomas Slicafe. The Edmond spoken of by his 
uncle William, as son of Thomas and In-other of Doctor 


Thomas, would seem to have been the one who was bap- 
tized in Cranbrook 1559 and who married Elizabeth 
Taylor in 1586 ; and it does not seem credible that he 
should be having children born to him as late as Sampson 
is said to have been born, i. e., about I (550, or at the time 
of his own death, when he would be about ninety years 
old. Then too that Edniond (of London) speaks of 
himself as born in Welford parish (not Cranbrook) and 
mentions sundry brothers and sisters whose names arc 
not found in the earlier will Of William. 

Another interesting mystery to be cleared up is the exact relation- 
ship of the Rucks, of Salem, to the Sheafes. The Thomas Ruck men- 
tioned by M r William Sheafe in 1616 as son of John Ruck by a daugh- 
ter of Thomas Sheafe was in all probability the Thomas who appears 
on the Salem records as desiring an accommodation of hind in 1638 
and w ho was in Boston in 1651 when he conveyed to John Ruck (his 
son) his house and nine acres of land in Salem, which soon became the 
scat of a large ship-building interest and was long known as Ruck's 
village His son Thomas jun 1 ', of Boston, died leaving will wherein 
he mentions John and Samuel Ruck of Salem and sister Joanc Kalsoe. 
Administration with the will annexed was granted to Thomas Buck 
Sen* 16 June, 1653, and the original will delivered to the adui 1 ' "yt so 
he might proove it in England." 

Thomas Ruck of Boston made his will 7 Dec, 1662, proved 1 May, 
1668, naming wile Elizabeth and three children, John ami Samuel 
Ruck and Joane wile of Henry Farnham, the latter for life ami then 
to her son Thomas Swan. 

At a County Court held at Salem the 'JS . 4"»o ; 1670, Mr. .John Ruck 
-had power of administration granted him of the estate of M r Thomas 
Ruck, his father laic deceased or left or remaining at the decease of 
Elizabeth relict, &e. 

In the June Term of Essex County Court, 1671, tin; case of John 
Ruck, administrator, versus Joseph Arinitage was tried, in which the 
following papers appeared : — 

u Boston : in New England y e 19 Jan'y, 1648. 
Att thirty dayes sight of this my seacond bill of exchange (my lirst 
& third of t Ik same teiiour & date not being payed) pay unto M r 
Thomas Ruck, haberdasher, att the Seauen Starres on London bridge, 
or to his assignes, the some of thirty poundes Sterly : & is part of the 


Legacy gyuen mce by my Unckle Richard Spencer & the payement 
hereof shalbee your discharge for soe much ;»t clay, pray you make 
good payement & place it to acc°. : I say pay 30 £ : 00 : 00." 

Signed " Michajll Spenser." 
The dyrection is "To my Louiugc Cousen 

M r Danyell Spenser 
grocer in Friday Streete 

in London." 

Knowe all men by these presents that on the flifth day of y e moneth 
of Aprille Anno. Dom : one thousand sixe hundred & fifty at the re- 
quest of John Ruck, attorney of Thomas Ruck of Boston in New 
England, Inhoulder, I Joshua Mainett, Notary and Tabellion publick, 
admitted & sworne dwelling in London, requyred M r Danyell Spencer, 
grocer in Friday streete in Loudon to pay the some of thirty pounds 
sterling mentioned in the originall bill of exchange, whereof the 
coppy is heerbefore written, in regard the requisee saith hee hath 
seene the same thirty dayes agonne, wheruppon the said Danyell 
Spencer answered, that hee will pay noe rnonneyes nor haue to doe 
with the sayd bill of exchange, which answere I the said Notary hail- 
ing heard, haue at the request, as aforesayd, protested & doe protest 
by these prsents for want of payem* of the sayd bill of exchange & 
of exchange & exchange & for all costs, damages & Interests suffered 
& to bee sustayned as well against Michaell Spenser drawer, or sub- 
scriber of the ^ayd bill of exchange, as against all others in the sayd 
exchange in any wyse bounde for to recouer all the same of them, or 
of their goods in tyme & place, as of right shall appertayne. Thus 
done and protested in this Ciftie of London in the p r nee of Thomas 
Stronge &. Robert Stone witnesses heereunto requyred; Quod attes- 
tor rdgatus et requisitus, 

Josua Mainet, Not. pub CHS 1050. 

The testimony of Christopher Lawson of Boston, aged 55 years or 

This Deponent saith that haueing bcene acquainted these live or 
six and twenty years with the dealings betweene Mr Thomas Ruck of 
Boston deceased, & Joseph Hermitage of Lyn, & haueing heene seuer- 
all times at the transacting of them, as appears by my hand to diners 
papers subscribed, I doe very well remember that the said Thomas 
Ruck hath giuen him credit from time to time & ye said Hermitage 
promised to pay him thirty pounds in money in London, of this debt, 
and the remainder of the same in New England, to his content But 
in the; yeare 16G9 coining to Boston, Mw Kliz. Ruck, then widdow, 
made a sad complaint to me, &, said she could gel t nothing of y e said 


Hermitage, whereupon I spoke with Joseph Hermitage & agitated the 
business with him, in the whldows behalfe, his answer was that he 
would not wrong y e widow nor fatherles, but would do that was right 
in the sight of God & man, he would not wrong her of a penny, with 
many solem prestations. In line, the said Joseph A.rmitage & M ra 
Kucke bound tliemselues in a bond to stand to y« arbitration of ('apt. 
Roger Spenser & Christopher Lawson. We heard both their pleas & 
allegations, & found Joseph Armitage debter to Mrs. Hueke, upon all 
Accounts to ye value of aboue Eighty pounds sterling, which we 
thought was more then he was able to pay, we found likewise a bill 
of Exchange to England of Thirty pounds protested, & nothing paid 
of his debt in New England, sane something in Wharfe wood as he 
calls it. Whereupon we cald them both in & desired M*' 9 Kucke to 
take twenty pounds giueing him some tyme to pay it & forgiue him 
the rest, which 20 £ he should pay at Boston in money, or goods at 
money price within such a tyme, as appeares by the Arbitration in 
writeing, and yet none of this was performed, that euer I heard oft'. 
This is the true state; of y e case, as I haue beene acquainted with it 
from first to last, to my best knowledge. Taken upon oath: 29— A mo : 
71 : 

Wm. Ilathorne, attest : 

In the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg. Vol. L'l', P. 1G0, it appears that 
Thomas Uncle's wife, as well as his mother, may have been a Sheafe. 


Thomas Southe, of Beoley, Co. Worcester, yeoman; 
16 Aug., 1G08, proved 111 Oct., ICON; house at Hemp- 
ton ; sons William and Richard; Thomas, Austin, ('icily 
and M iry children of son Riehard ; son-in-law William 
Greene; house at Teddington, Co. Oxford, bought of 
Richard Austin. [ Windebancke, L. 91.] 

Jiohert Southe, citizen and goldsmith of London; 17 
July, 1(523, proved 8 Oct., 1G24; wife Elizabeth, only 
daughter Mary South, mother ('icily South, brothers 
Warner and Thomas South, sister Johane [Iardyc, ('icily 
Hutman wife of Edward Hutman my kinswoman, kins- 
man John West ; poor people of Odiham, Southampton, 


parish of St. Fosters where T now dwell ; brother-in-law 
M r Robert Gosson ; Kobcrt son of Thomas South. 

[Byrd, L. 83.-] 

Robert South, Midd'x, 22 June, 1631; Leather-seller, 
London; to bro' George land in or near Horsey-downe 
in or near South-warke, being the bridge-house land ; 
bro' William South and my sister Ellen Hayes, widow ; 
Elizabeth Stevens; Peter Dallon "my wives son;" Wil- 
liam Gaskeli "my wives brother;" wife executrix. 

[St. John, L. 88.] 

Horsey-downe was one of many forms of Horse-down, 
a grazing-field in Southwark near London Bridge. 

[Old and New London, VI, 109.] 

Thomas South, 1639; Endfield, Midd'x ; sister Jane; 
wife Catherine j all my children. [Commissary Court.] 


John S$>arhawke, rector of the church of Goldaston, 
Worcestershire: 30 May, 14(37; Join Bredey, ncpoti 
meo, in Dorset; church of Chalvedon, Dorset; shop in 
Wttrluim, l>orset. [Godyn, 18.] 

Adam Nparhauke, of Sloley, f) Ala)', 1520, proved 17 
Nov., L520 ; to he buried in the Chancel) of St. Bartlomey 
Sloley; son Uobcrl and Iiis children, viz. : Robert, Alys, 
Agnes, Alys and Margaret ; the late John Sparhaukc 
''niv father;" John Gilbert my servant ; John Sparhawke 
of Aylishm. [Maymuavinge, L. .7.] 

Lewes Sperhawke of Dedham, Co. Essex, mercer; 
nuncupative will 4 ,lh Nov., entered 9 tl * March, 1597; wile 
Margaret, son Nathaniel, son Daniel. [Lewyn, L. 23.] 


John Sparhauke the elder, of Great Coggeshall, Co. 
Essex, clothier; *2i) th March, 1053, proved the last of 
September, 1653; wife Hester; estates in Braintree, 
Booking and Stisted; a messuage near Church Pond in 
Great Coggeshall "wherein 1 now doe dwell;" son John, 
son Samuel ; an inn called the George, in Withani (Co. 
Essex) and a messuage in or near West Street in Great 
Coggeshall, "which 1 had of Nicholas Northy dee'd;" 
brother Christopher Sheriffe his (Samuel's) guardian; 
cozen Whitinge of Ipswich for use of my daughter Hes- 
ter; cozen Stuckey of London; my brother M r Ixobert 
Crane ; daughters Sara, Susan and Elizabeth ; neighbor 
William Coxe ; "to the children of my brother Sparhawke 
in New England all the money which their father was 
indebted to me, with the debt w ch their father did assigne 
to me to receaue of their unckle Samuel] Anger, which 
still rests in their imckles hands, which I wish slialbe 
equallye devided amongst them all ;" "to my cozen Pechy 
and her children tenn pounds ; and the money which her 
brother John owes me; 1 will slialbe devided between 
him and his brother Samuell ; " "Loving friend M r John 
Owyn, deane of Christ Church in Oxford, and my late 
minister," &c. ; "whereas 1 was requested by my cozen 
YVestly late of Stairway, clarke deceased,-" &c. ; to ''chil- 
dren of my brother Edward Sparhaw ke ; " to "my cozen 
Samuell Crane;" to "Samuell Sherman my kinsman, the 
sonne of John Sherman live pounds." "And to Edward 
Bridgwood live pounds." [Brent, L. 30,~\ 

Those lust two wills seem to account for sonic of the names mentioned 
in IM r Applcton's communications to the N. E. Hist, and Geneal. lleg- 
ister (vols. XIX, P. 125, and XXI, P. 172). I would suggest that 
"Lewes Sperhawkc" was an uncle of the Immigrant, Nathaniel 
Sparhawke of Cambridge, New England, that lie had two wives; 

Elizabeth (Bayiiiug), who was buried April, 15G2, and Margaret , 

who was buried Jul}', 1598, that Patience, his daughter, by his tlrst 
wife, died lu her father's lifetime, and Nathaniel aud Daniel, his two 
sous by his second wife, outlived him. 


The will of John Sparhawke throws considerable light on the his- 
tory of this family. He was probably oiu: of the nephews of the 
preceding, and baptized in Dedham 5 Dec., 1592. His brother Daniel 
seems to have moved to Great Bentley, as M r Appleton says, and du d 
there in 1632; Nathaniel came to N. E. ; Mary (bapt. 1 Feb'y, 1G00) 
was wife of Robert Crane and mother of Samuel Crane; Edward 
Sparhawke had married and got children; Benjamin was perhaps 
buried in Dedham 19 January, 1618-19. The Esther Sparhawke of 
Coggeshall, whose will, dated 1668, Mr. Appleton refers to, must have 
been widow of this John, and " the order to John Sparhawk to ad- 
minister on the estate of his deceased sister Susan of Coggeshall, 
also in 1668" (See Register Vol. 21, Page 172), applies to the children 
of .John and therefore nephew and niece of Nathaniel the immigrant, 
and not his brother ami sister, as M r Appleton seems to think. Per- 
haps the Candler Mas. or Mr. Appleton's notes will throw light on 
these oilier relationships referred to, with Sherift'e, Whiting. Stuckey, 
Techy, YVestly, Sherman anil Bridgwood, and the relationship of 
Samuel Anger (Angler?) to Nathaniel Sparhawk's children. The 
cousin Westley of Stan way spoken oi' was probably the Kev d John 
Westley who was ejected from Winterborne Whitchurch near Bland- 
ford, in the county of Dorset, [See Annals of l&vang Non-conformity] 
son of Bartholomew Westley, minister at Charmouth, and ancestor 
of the famous John and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism. Ele 
was of Stan way from 1645 until 1650, when his name last appears as 
of this parish. The will of his kinsman seems to account for this 
disappearance by speaking of him as deceased, and corrects an error 
which the faithful compiler of that valuable history above referred to 
has been led into concerning him. It must have been his grandchil- 
dren w hose baptisms are found recorded 1659—1662. 

The John Owyn, mentioned, must have been the famous parliamen- 
tary preacher John Owen, a favorite of Cromwell, at one time rector 
at Coggeshall, afterwards Dean of Chiisl church, Oxford, and Vice- 
chancellor of the University. 

Edward Sparhawke, 6 rector of Black Notley (See Annals of Non- 
Conformity) who had Sarah bapt. 5 Sept., 1645, Jeinimah, 13 June, 
1647, and Samuel ;$<) April, 1651, and whose daughter Hester died 
there 26 Dec, \('>~>a and Jeinimah d. C> May, 1655, may have been the 
brother Edward mentioned in the Will. 

The inventory of the estate of M r Nathaniell Sparowliauk of Cam- 
bridge, who departed his natural I life June 27 l », 1647, is to be found 
on tile at the Sullblk Probate Registry Boston, [t is thought worth 
the while to preserve in print the following items as a help for future 
investigation, viz.: — George Haddinge p'tion, y e (•_') Virginia boyes, 

rt It appears that )iis wife Lucy was Bister of the Rev. .!<>lin Woodbrjdge and tlie 
Rer. BenJ. Woodbi lUge, of Muss. [N. K. Hist. Genual. Reg., XXXII, 342.] 


Barncbe Lampson's children, sister Meene, M r Tho. Lake, M r Bennit 
of Virginia, gooclm. Grimes in England, Bezaliel Angier in England 
(against ^ name is written Dedha), John Sparauhauke at Coxell 
in England, Mr Tanner at Coxell in England, 100 acres of land in Ips- 
wich bounds (sold by the feoffees of the estate to Humphrey Gilbert), 
sister Willows, Rob 1 Meadford (England), and Samuel Augii;e in Hol- 
land. Mr. Sparhawk's first wife was Mary, his second Catherine, 

perhaps widow of Hadding or lladdon and mother of George 



The Rev d ISficliolas Stanton, of Ipswich, Co. Suftbik : 
will of \) Nov., 1(548, proved 14 Feb'y, 1649; land in 
Fritton, Norfolk, bought of Henry Stanton ; kinsman 
William Sabbourne; sister Margaret Stanton; wife Mary 
and her son, George Cooper; the poor of Margaret's 
parish, Ipswich, and of Stratton Mihills, Norfolk ; mother- 
in-law, Elizabeth Stanton, now living in Hempnall, Nor- 
folk; mother-in-law Whiteing ; .Mrs. Elizabeth Stebbing 
of Brandeston and Mr Thomas Waterhouse, living there 
also; cosen Stanton's son, of Fritton ; Daniel Kay, son 
of Daniel Ray, of Ipswich; aunt Cooper, living in Hing- 
ham, Norfolk; Joseph Moyse, or his wife, living in New 
England ; kinswoman Judith Smith, the late wife of 
Henry Smith, living in New England, and her live chil- 
dren, viz. : — Judith, John, Elizabeth., Henry and Daniel : 
to Mary, my wife, the suhle of Twenty pounds, to bee, 
according to her discretion, laid out or distributed for the 
ffood of the Plantation of New England in the irenerall 
or to such particular persons liveing there as >hee thinke 
fitt ; brother Robert Stanton, living in Norwich, brother 
Samuel and brother Henry; M r Christopher Yyn, of 
Stratton Michills, executor; to Henry Stanton, my 
youngest brother, the coppyhold lands at St. Peters and 
Stratton Michills; sister Elizabeth, sister Frances, sister 
Jlldeth ; Nicholas Stanton, eldest, son of my brother 
Robert Stanton (under twenty-one) , the other two chil- 


dren of tlie said Robert; the children of sister Judith by 
Robert Lock. [Pembroke, L. 31.] 

The mention made by this testator of his mother-in-law Whiteing 
identifies him as the Nicholas Stanton who is shewn in the Candler 
Mss. to have married Mary, one of three daughters of John Whiting 
of Hadleigh, Co. Suffolk, and sister of Ann, who, with her husband, 
came to New England and settled in Ipswich. It also enable s ns to 
suggest a probable misreading on the part of that eminent antiquary, 
M r Joseph Hunter, or else a misprint in his article on Suffolk Emi- 
grants in Mass. Hist. Coll., Third Series, Vol. X, P. 171; for it will 
be noticed that Mr. Stanton in his will mentions his wife Mary's son 
George Cooper, while according to M r Hunter's paper Mrs. Stanton's 
first husband was a (Itortje Compe. Her brother Henry Whiting is 
said to have been Portman of Ipswich. It will be recalled that John 
Sparhawke of Great Coggeshall in his will (</. y.) speaks of his cousin 
Whiting of Ipswich According to Candler (N. E. Hist., Gen. lleg. 
IV, ISO), Henry Whiting, Portman of Ipswich, married Mary daugh- 
ter of Robert Crane of "Coxhall" by wile Mary daughter of Samuel 
Sparhawke of Dedham. 

The M> Thomas Waterhonse, mentioned, had been educated at the 
Charter House, London, and afterwards at Emmanuel College, Cam- 
bridge, was a schoolmaster at Dorchester (Mass.), 1G39 : by wife Ann 
daughter of John Mayhew of Coddenham, Co. Suffolk, had a daughter 
Ann born here, bapt. 7 March, 1641, returned to England, became 
master of the Grammar School at Colchester, remaining there until 
the close of 1G47. He must next, as the will shows, have been at 
Brandeston, Co. Suffolk, but ultimately settled at Ash Hocking, five 
or six miles from Brandeston and within a mile or two of Coddenham. 
He was ejected by the Aet of Uniformity 1602 and died at Creting 
I67I1 or I6S0 at the age of almost eighty. The well-known Salem 
family of Ken or Kay are descended from a Daniel Kay who was of 
Plymouth 1631 and removed to Salem. His son Joshua married Sarah 
Waters {not a daughter of Richard, as Savage suggests). Bethia Kay 
a sister of Joshua became the wife of the famous Capt. Thomas 

Joseph Moyse was of Salisbury, N. E., where his wife Hannah died 
1655. Henry Smith w as entered as a passenger for New England in 
the Diligent, 1638, with his wife, three sons and two daughters (with- 
out naming either wife or children). The will supplies the deficiency. 
Mr. Smith was a freeman 1639, representative Kill, removed to Reho- 
both 1643 and died there I64U. His will dated 3 Nov., 1647 (Inventory 
taken 21-10 mo -1649), mentions sons Henry and Daniel, daughter Ju- 
dith and brother Thomas Cooper, and appointed his wil'e executrix. 
The witnesses were Stephen I'aine, Thomas Cooper and Joseph Peck. 


The will of his widow, JVfrs. Judith Smith, was dated 24 Oct., 1(150 
and named son Henry, daughter Judith, son and daughter Hunt, son 
John's three children, son Daniel and the three children of her son 
Hunt The witnesses were John Pecke and Magdalen Smith. These 
two wills seem to account for all the live children named by their 
kinsman Stanton and brought over in the Diligent; for John Smith 
had married and got three children, and Elizabeth was probably the 
wife of a (Peter?) Hunt; Henry Smith, jr., also married and had 
issue; while Daniel became a very important citizen, filling the offices 
of representative, 1G72, Assistant, 1 G 71) , and Councillor in the govern- 
ment of New England under Sir Edmund AndrOs, 1G87. He married, 
20 Oct., 16*.">1>, Esther daughter of Francis (Muckering. Thomas Coop- 
er, of llehoboth, witness to the will of Henry Smith and appraiser 
of the estate of the widow Smith, came over also in the Diligent 1G38 
from Old Ilingham, and was doubtless a relative of Mrs. Stanton's 
former husband and of the "aunt Cooper" spoken of by M 1 ' Stanton 
as living in Ilingham. 


William Stileman, of Henton, Wilts, made his will 1!) 
Nov., 1558, proved 30 April, 1580 ; — mentions his chil- 
dren Johane, Elizabeth, William, Eleanor, t lie children 
of Robert Priors, son Walter, brother Robert. 

[Arundell, L. 14.~\ 

William Stileman, of the city of London, gentleman : 
— will 2f5 August, 158'J ; — sister Rachel! twenty pounds, 
residue to father, Richard Stileman, of Wanting, in Co. 
Berks, whom he appoints sole executor. Administration 
granted, 31 May 1608, to Rachel Hill, als Stileman, sis- 
ter of the dee'd, because Richard Stileman, the executor 
named in the will, had departed this life (ab hac luce mi- 
gravit) before he had accepted the task of executorship, 
&c. — Adm. de bonis iion granted 5 May, 1 609 to Marga- 
ret Stileman, als Welche, sister of the dee'd. 

[ WinclebancJce, L. 39.] 

Richard Stileman, of Wanting in Co. Berks, made his 
will 1 May, 1 st of James, proved 12 April, 1609, calling 
himself a most unprofitable servant of God ; — directs his 


body to he buried in the parish church ; — to his two sons, 
Bartholmey and Elias Stileman, he leaves all his bookes ; 
— appoints wife Anne extr'x. — Administration granted 
to Robert Stileman, the widow and executrix having died. 

[Dorset, L. 31.] 

Anne Stileman, of Wanting, Co. Berks, widow, late 
wife of Richard Stileman dee'd, made her will 19 April, 
1G08, proved 12 April, 1609 : — mentions daughters An- 
gelica and Mary, daughter Emme Dawstm, sons Elias 
and Bartholmew, — Sarah and Rachel] Stileman, her hus- 
band's daughters, — Margaret, her own daughter, — her 
son Robert Stileman. — Jo. Stileman a witness. 

[Dorset, L. 33.] 

In the Visitation of Hampshire, made in 1634, the fol- 
lowing pedigree appears : — 

John Stylleman of Co. Wilts and Berks 
a younger brother of lh(! House of 
Stuple Ashton in Co. Wilts. 


William Stylleman=Jane, da. of Maye, 

of Abbington in I of Reding. 

Co. Berks. 


Margery, da. of=Richard Stylleman=Anne,.da. of Grenway 

uf Genge in Co. Berks. 
3d wife. 

— Rartholmevv Stvllenian — Susan, da. 
of liothei wiek, in of George 
Co. So. Hampton. \ Welsh of 
the Strand. 

i i l 

William John Alice 
— Emma=William Dastin. 

— Mary = Abbott, of Whiteehapel. 

— Anne, oh. s. p. 


Robert Sty Hem an 

=Elizahcth, <la. 


Elias Stilleman= 

=Alice, da 

of London, 

1 ol Hugh 

ol London, 

Adams t 

merchant Taj lor. 


merchant Taylor. 

ing, Co. 

Richard Robert Margaret Alice Elias Stillemaa John Stilleman 


•2d wife. 

in i_,o. i>ei k 
mar. da. ol' - 
1st wife. 

Sai .ii;- Humphrey lUmhnin 
ol' London. 

William John Rachel= Hill. 

ob. s. p. ob. s. p. 


It is probable that it was the Elias Stilleman of London, who ap- 
pears in the above pedigree, that came over to Salem, in New England, 
accompanied by his son, Elias, and his nephew, Richard, lie was 
clerk of the Courts and died in Salem, HitiL', leaving a widow Judith 
and son Elias, then of Great Island, or Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 
to whom was granted administration on his father's estate. Richard 
was of Cambridge, Salem and Ports moil th. In 1GG0 he sold his house 
and land in Salem to the second Elias, who, in his deed of 23 July, 
1GJ>4 to William Browne, being- then styled Major Elias Stileman of 
Portsmouth, speaks of it as the messuage which he had formerly pur- 
chased of Ids cousin Richard Stileman. 

The Harleian MS. 1111 gives us the Wiltshire Family, 
as follows : — 

Robart stvllman of = Mawcle da. to 

Stenle Asheton in I Lymbre. 


Richard Stylman = Elizabeth da. to John 
son and heire. j Hnlcottc ol'Barcoite 
in Wiltsh." 

William 2 Robart 3 




Anthony Stvllman 
of stcplo Asheton 
bon and heire. 

Alice da. to 
Walter Mohun 
of Wolorston 

in (Join : North' 

amp ton. 
(whose line ib continued). 

—John Stylman servant 
to the L. Tresr. Win. 

— Walter 

— William 

— William 
— Thomas 

— Matthew 


Anthony Stylman was appointed overseer of the will 
of Walter Lukas, oi' Steple Aston, clothier, 10 Dec., 
1M 1. [ lac, L. .V/.] 


James Tyddy citizen and fishmonger of London ; 3 
Sept., 1603, proved 24 Nov., Lb'03 ; brother Abraham 
Tydd ; tenements in Wells and Warham which of late 
did appertain unto my lather John Tid doe'd ; .sisters 
Ann, Barbara and Elizabeth Tid ; uncle John Maseall ; 

7 Barks, says the Harleian Ms. 1413. 


brother-in-law William Tid who married my sister Su- 
san; servant Thomas Garner, uncle Thomas Warren, 
uncle Richard Mascall. [Bolein, L. 91.] 


John Traske, of Trent, Co. Somerset, husbandman ; 
21 Nov., 1558, proved 15 Nov., 1574; to be buried in 
church yard of Trent; to St. Andrew's church of Wells; 
to parish church of Mowdeforde ; wife Edith, sons Wil- 
liam, Harry, Eobart, daughters Mary and Alice. His 
wife Edith having dec'd, administration was granted to 
Robert and Henry, sons of the deceased. [Marty n, L. 43.] 

John Traske, of East Coker, Co. Somerset; 27 April, 
1598, proved 20 May, 1598; daughter Mary, wife Alice 
(with child) ; Reynold Traske a witness. 

[Lewyn, L. 44. ,] 

It will be noted that the Balch and the Traske families are both 
spoken of as either living or owning land in East Coker. One of the 
founders of a neighboring and allied family in Ivssex County, Massa- 
chusetts, was almost always called William Dodge of Coker. 


George Tredwell, of the city of Oxford (proved 1617) ; 
to be buried at Steple Ash-ton ; sons John, Uiehard and 
George. [ )\ r eldon, L. 112.] 


James Wafers, of St. Buttolph without Aldgate Lon- 
don, citizen and ironmonger of London; 17 May, 1<!17, 
proved 1(5 Feb'y, 1017; to be buried in St. Buttolph's 
]);, near children ; wife Phebe and ;on Richard Wa- 
ters (under twenty-one years of age) legatees; partner 
Samuel Rowland. [Meade, L. 17.] 


Tt was thought that here we might look for the parentage of Kieh- 
ard Waters, the gunsmith, of Salem, ancestor of the well-known 
family seated in and about Sutton and Milbury, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, there being no Lineal descendant now living, so far as 
is known, to bear up the family name in this old home of the ti is t 
settler. 8 The good fortune which sometimes rewards the diligence of 
a plodding antiquary enabled us soon to change this mere guess into a 
definite statement as of an absolute fact. While spending an hour or 
two with the distinguished antiquary, Col. Joseph L. Chester, LL.P., 
at hi.-, home, 124 Southwark Park Road, Loudon, S. E., a glimpse into 
one of his volumes of MSS. revealed the following, which is pub- 
lished with his kind consent: — 

1618-19 Feb'y IS, William Plasse of St. Botolph Aid- 
gate, London, gunmaker, and Phchc Waters, of same, 
widow of James Waters Ironmonger at. St. Botolph afore- 
said, have license to marry granted them by the Bishop 
of London. 

This item to one acquainted with Salem records made everything as 
clear as noonday. William Plasse was a gunsmith to whom the town 
of Salem granted, in 1637, for him and Ids wife the limine formerly 
M r Con ant's, with a half acre of land attached, etc. — and in 1G43 ap- 
pointed a committee to provide for him a convenient room to work in 
and to set a forge, etc. He died in 1G46 ami his estate was admin- 
istered by Thomas Wickes or Weeks, whose wife Alice (afterwards 
wife of Nicholas Totter) and two children, Hannah, wife of John 
Pick man, and Bethia wife of John Archer, are afterwards found in 
occupancy of the real estate. The gunsmith's tools were said to be 
in the possession of Richard Waters, who calls himself a son-in-law 
of the deceased. Mr. Waters seems tirst to have lived near the head 
of Broad street, but must very early have removed to the neck near 
Cat Cove, where he conveyed building lots to two or three of his 
children, forming a hamlet afterwards known as Wateitown and 
which remained among his descendants until the middle of the last 

8 Of who now hear the name of Waters in Salem, three distinct families 
have been traced, viz: — one bellied chielly in North Salem, descended from 
William Waters, an early settler of Boston, another, in the East parish, whose an- 
cestor, Lawrence Water.-, settled Qrst in Watertown hut removed to Lancaster 
on the founding of that settlement, and a third family whose progenitor came "N 
from England in the last century. Besides these there are a few of (hi* name 
whose ancestry has not been ascertained, hut probabl) not descended from 
Richard Waters. 



century. His will, written with his own hand (.1 beautiful specimen 
of penmanship) was made 16 July, 1G70 and proved 28-9 IDO 1677. He 
mentions wife Joyce, sons James, John, Ezekiel and William, and 
daughters Abigail Punchard, Mary English, Susrnna Pulcifer and 
Hannah Striker, [lis (probably eldest) son James settled in Tops- 
field, John in North Fields, Salem, giving name to Waters River, 
Ezekiel remained in the homestead and William was left in the 
keeping of his brother Ezekiel. It is through John that the pres- 
ent known branches of this family derive their descent, although 
it is thought there are descendants of James in Norfolk County'. It 
is to be hoped that some of them will be interested enough in their 
lineage to follow up the clew which the courtesy of Col. Chester has 
here put into their hands. 

CJtristoplier Waters, clerke ; 1G Feb'y 1(515, proved 20> 
Feb'y 1G15 ; to elder .son Christopher 7() c , 27 £ whereof 
he shall receive from Ezekiel Davye, Register to the 
Lord Bishop of Doune in Ireland. If he shall die' before 
arriving at the age of twenty-one then it shall come to 
younger son Lawrence. If both of them die without 
issue then it is to <>o to the benefit of the children of 
Allen Washington, clerk, parson of Sharnford, Co. 
Leicester; to Lawrence 70 £ &c. ; wife Johane mentioned ; 
then follows an enumeration of assets, among which 
appear : — 

Houses in Cambridge; Debts due to Mr. Witters — 
M r Sparkcs 100 £ , M r Ezekiel Davics 27 £ , Hooks 1K £ , 
apparell 10 £ , aclocke and \\ watches L2 £ , money in M r 
Ilamonds handes 20 £ , in M rs Lulfnam's hande 6 £ , due by 
twoe bills at Thursby (i £ 13 s , .'5 trunks at Chester, one 
hogshead 13 £ , my Lord of Deny for t woe moneths ser- 
vice 212-1.3-0, Rent due at Midsomer next at Cambridge 
10 9 . [Cope, L. 20.] 

In the Admon. Acct. Book for that year M r Waters is 
said to have been lately while he lived in the parish of 
St. Botolph without Aldersgate London; but it is to be 

3 24 

noticed that his real estate was in Cambridge. So the 
testator of the following will, which had already been 
noted, must he regarded as his father : — 

Christopher Wafers, of the parish of Holy Trinity, 
Cambridge; 30 March, 1583, proved 26 Aug., 1583; to 
son Christopher, at twenty years of age two houses and 
shop and a booth in Sturbridge Fair; daughters Elyn and 
Alice ; wife Jane ; my sister's child at London ; to every 
one of my brother's children in the North Countrie 20 s 
apiece; Agnes Waters ; John Male ; John Ball; 9 brother 
Bonne; Mr. Lawrence Staunton M T of Arts and Fellow 
of St. John's College, executor. [Jtoive, X. 42 '.] 

The mention made of a "brother's children in the North Countrie" 
and the fact that the K<. ; v (l Allen Washington, who perhaps married 
one of the daughters of the elder Christopher Waters, ami whose 
children were the residuary legatees of the Revd Christopher Waters 
in the event of the death of Ids two sons without, issue, belonged to 
the Sedbergh family of Washington (according to Col. Chester, whose 
authority is indisputable on matters relating to that family), led to the 
suggestion that Yorkshire or Westmoreland might be the home of this 
line of Waters. It was soon found that there was a family of Watters 
(as the name was generally written) settled about Bratierton and 
Cundall, two villages in the North Riding of Yorkshire, adjoining each 
other and within live or six miles of Ripon and of Boroughbridge. 

William Knyvetl, of Thorntohbrigg, Esq. (parish of 
Bratierton), in his will, of 13 Aug. 1557, mentions his 
"servancl Laurence Walter." The following will evidently 
relates to this family : — 

James Wattar, of Latton, Co. Essex, yeoman; L2 
Sept., 1571, proved 17 Oct., 1572; to be buried in' the 
church of Latton before my ladies pewe ; to James Al- 
tham, Esq., my good Mr., my great ringe of goulde 

8 A .John Hall was one of the ilrKt throe men who removed (nun WatertOWll to 
Lancaster in 104:1, the other two being Lti chard Linton and Ins son-in-law Lawrence 


havinge upon ye one syde of y ! letters that serveth to my 
name and upon the other syde a deathes hed, and the 
sonie of YI £ XIII 3 I III d w ch I have owinge me of my 
brother Lawrance AVattar dwellinge in Coundall in the 
Cowntie of Yorke yeoman, w ch some of YI £ X 1 1 I s IIIF I 
paied for him to one M r Cheney a silke wever in London 
for a childs (pte vv ch my sayed brother stoode bownde to 
see answered in yt he maried the mother of the sayed 
childe w ch I lent unto him. And I will that my exeeutour 
make reeoverie thereof. And the same money so re- 
couercd I will to my sayed M r . Item I giue to my good 
Indie and Mres my best jewel! of goulde \v th a great stone 
sett in yt. And my great Danske chest. Item I giue to 
Mres Martha my ladies daughter a rynge of goulde w Ul a 
deathes hed graven upon yt. And a paicr of swete gloves 
of myne. Item 1 giue to M r Thomas Alltham my Airs 
eldest sone my best shirte wroughte w th blaeke. And my 
best doublett striped w th sylke. Item I giue to M r Ed- 
ward Altham my M rs second sone a shirte edged w ,h 
syluer and a newe canvas doublett eutt. Item I giue to 
M r James Altham my Mrs thirde sone my rapier dager 
W th all sheathes bothe of Yeluett and lether to them 
apteyninge. Item I giue to M- r John Altham my Mrs 
fourthe sone a handkercher edged \v ,h blaeke. hem I 
giue to M* Mathew Altham my Mrs f\ veth sone a liand- 
kercher edged \v th blaeke. Item I giue to Mistres Mary 
Reynolds my ladies neece a crosse of syliier and gilte 
sett vv tb fyvc stones. Item I giue to Dorothy Dorrell my 
ladies waightingc woman a do/en of new napkins \v lh a 
new towel! to them belonging and XXIII s in money. 
Item I giue unto Emanuell \Yollaye grocer in money 
Tenne Poundes. Item to the poore within the .parrishc 
of Lattcn in money XV b \v ch I will shalbe given at my 
buryall according to the discre§on of my exeeutour. The 


resadew of all my goods eattells dewtyes and substances, 
ray debts paied and ray ftimerall expences pertburmed, 
and this my presant testament and last will fulfilled and 
aecoplished 1 doe whollie giue and bequeath to Emanuell 
Wollaye. And of this my present testament 1 doe make 
and ordaine the saied Emanuell Wollaie by t hois puts ray 
full and sole executor. [Daper, L, 31,1 

Lawrence Watters, of Cundall ; 1594, proved at Bor- 
oughbridge 1595; wife Alee; father in law William 
Watson ; sons William, Francis and Thomas, and sundry 
daughters; a brother William ; a brother's children ; &c. 

[Ilichniondshire Wills,"] 

Robert Waller, of Cundall, an eminent merchant of 
York, was twice lord mayor thereof, viz.: 1591 ami 
1-603. He entertained King James VI of Scotland on 
his way to London to be enthroned as king of England 
and Mas knighted by that monarch 20 .April, 1(K)3 at 
Grimston, near Tadcaster, at the house of Sir Kdmond 
Stanhope, where the King lodged that night, and whither 
the mayor went to meet him by appointment. Sir Robert 
died 12 May, 1012, and was buried in the choir of the 
Cliiuvh of St. ('nix, under a goodh monument orna- 
mented with the elligies of his wife and three children 
and with several other tigures and hearing I his inscrip- 
tion ; — 

Sir Robert Wattor Knt Alderman and twice 
Lord Mayor of this city. A Father to the 
Pooro, a Friend to the Comynalty of this 
citty, and a good Benefactor to this church, 
who dyed May 12, 1612. Margaret his wife 
deceased March 30, 1608, and their three 

He bequeathed to the Mayor and Commonalty of the 


city 120 £ , to pay yearly 10 £ towards the maintenance of 
the Parson of Crux Church and his successors ; and gave 
to the Lord Mayor and city one golden chain, weight 20 
ounces, three goblets parcel gilt; and willed that an 
Hospital should be erected out of his houses in Neute 
Gate York for the perpetual maintenance of ten persons, 
appointing 3 £ per Annum for the Reader's stipend, and 
2 £ per Annum to every one of the rest. Sir Robert's 
next heir was his brother William Watter, who M as like- 
wise Lord Mayor of York 1(112. lie married Xoel 

of Lancashire. His eldest surviving son, Christopher 
Watters of Cundall married Anne daughter of Sir Thomas 
Strickland of Thorntonbrigg and had issue. The arms of 
Walter of Cundall as shewn in Edmondson's Heraldry 
were : Anient a chevron engrailed between three cltess-rooks 
Sable. The arms of Sir Robert Watter (tillered from 
these in having the chevron charged with three crescents 
Or. Crest: — An arm vested (Jules turned tip Arjenl^ 
holding in hand proper a chess-rook Sable. 

This Cundall family are said to be descended from a 
Richard Warty r, who was merchant in York, Sheriff 
in 1431 and Lord Mayor in 1436 and 1451, and repre- 
sented the city in Parliament, at Westminster 1434. We 
arc told thai he had a brother William Warter, prior of 
Willi it, ( o. York, 1 Il'L another brother Francis, or Nich- 
olas Wiuier vicar of St. Mary's, York, 1125J and Bishop 
of Dromore, and three sons, viz.: Henry, who was the 
ancestor of the Cundall family and of a branch which 
settled in Surrey and another in Durham, Christopher, 
who settled in London, was an alderman of b'arringdon 
within and Sheriff of London L451, and John, from 
whom descended the Warter family of Shropshire. 
There was a Lawrence Waters of Thornbrough in North 


Riding of York, who died 1013 and administration was 
granted to his widow Ann 5 Aug., 16.13. 

It will be remembered that Christopher Waters, of Cambridge (in 
1583) appointed us executor Mr. Lawrence Staunton, \v h<> i.s said by 
Col. Chester to have been buried at Uffington in Lincolnshire. As a 
possible clow then, the following will should be preserved. 

Christopher Waters, of Uffington, Co. Lincoln, yeo- 
man; 8 June, 1581, proved 18 May, 1582; to be buried 
in Croxson ; to eldest son, Salomon, the house lie now 
dwelleth in called Westhall, with reversion to son 
Thomas, then to John son of brother Thomas Waters ; 
daughter Elizabeth Turpin ; brother Anthony Waters and 
his daughter Luce Waters ; Thomas and Frances Waters 
my brother's children; wife Margaret; St. George Ilatley 
(a parish in Cambridgeshire) referred to and "debts in 
Cambridge" spoken of. [Tinohite, L. 19.] 

The following will is presented on account of the mention of a Lord 
family : — 

Oliver Waters, of Hatcliffe, Co. Lincoln, clerke ; 8 
Dec, 1(520, proved 10 May, 1021 ; daughter Anne Wa- 
ters; daughter Rachel! Lord ami her children Robert, 
Mary, Uachell and Hester; to godson Oliver Waters my 
sealing ring of golde ; Thomas Waters, youngest son of 
Richard Waters; a cottage in Great Grimsbye spoken of; 
son Richard Waters to be executor. [Dale, -11. ~\ 

Edward Waters, of Elizabeth City, Virginia, gentle- 
man; w ill signed at Great llornemead, Hertfordshire, 20 
Aug., KJ30, proved 18 Sept., 1630; to son William lands 
in Virginia; all other goods in England, Virginia, Ire- 


land or elsewhere, to be sold by advice of brother John 
Waters of Mitlleham, Yorkshire; wile Mrs. Grace Wa- 
ters, daughter .Margaret. [Scrooj)e, L. 67.] 

It was not until the compilation of these notes that careful reading 
and investigation led to the discovery that the will of which the above 
is but a meagre abstract may be considered the final chapter in the 
record of an eventful and romantic life (N. E. Hist, ami Gen. Keg. 
XXXT, p.3'.):5). Itseemsthat this was the Ed ward Waters who came out 
with Sir George Somers and Sir Thomas Yates to make a settlement 
in Virginia, and, in July, 1009, with others of the passengers and 
crew of the Sea Venture, was wrecked on " the still vex'd Ber- 
moothes." During their enforced stay upon one of these islands, he 
is said to have killed a man in a quarrel, and was arrested therefor ami 
bound to a tree; but one of his friends cutting the rope in the night, 
he escaped to another part of the island. When the shipwrecked 
party set sail in May, 1010, in two small vessels which they had built 
during the winter, called the Patience and the Deliverance, Waters and 
a man named Christopher Carter were left behind. In the latter [tart 
of the summer Sir George Somers returned to the Bermudas, and died 
there, and his kinsman, Matthew Somers, taking command, set sail 
for England, leaving Edward Chard behind. 

These three then, Waters, Carter and Chard, were sole inhabitants 
of the Somers Isles, and "monurchs of all they surveyed" until the 
arrival of Moore and his colony in 1012, when, says the record "As 
soon as we landed all our company, we' wentto prayer and. gave thanks 
unto the Lord for our safe arrival, and whilst we were at prayer, we 
saw three men coining down to us. ' Again, under date of April 28, 
1012, a writer says: — The climate I hold to be very good and agreea- 
ble with our constitutions of England, for the three men which were 
left there are very tat ami fair, not tanned or burned in the si.n so 
much as we which came last." 

Edward Waters and Christopher Carter became members of the 
Governor's Council; but, about MM 8, went to Virginia, where the for- 
mer settled on the south bank of the James iiiver. At the taking of 
the census, in L 024, he was thirty-nine years of age, and his wife, 
Grace, who came in 1018 in the ship Diana, was only twenty years of 
age; and at that time they had a son William. At the time of the 
massacre, in IC22, Waters and his family were taken prisoners by the 
Indians, but were rescued and carried to a place now known a-< I lamp- 
ton. In JG25, a daughter, Margaret, is spoken of, who was doubtless 
the one named in his will. In 1028-9, he was a commissioner for the 
district between Southampton River and Fox Hill; ami he was also a 
member of the County Court. 


Wdliam Wafers, of Barbados, planter; 1(1 Sept., 
1647, proved 24 June, 1052 (not examined). 

[Bowijer, L. 146.] 

Thomas Waters, of Ilurstmonceaiix, Co. Sussex 
(proved 10)17) ; son Sampson Waters. 

[ Weldon, L. 124.] 


Richard Waye, of London, gentleman, born in St. 
Patrick's parish, Exeter, Co. Devon; 22 JuLy, 1G29, 
proved 1 8 Nov., 1 <>2i) ; brother Robert's son 1\\ chard, brother 
William Wave and wife, sister Waller, son Thomas, son 
Richard (studying Divinity) ; a legacy for the building of 
six almshouses at Willion, in Hertfordshire, for six men 
and two women. [Ridley, L. 102.] 


John West, Midd'x, 3 May, 1631; '< Merchantailor" 
London; w' Elizabeth, s' Stephen, s' Thomas. Lease in 
Drury Lane which I hold of John Farrant ; dau' Julian, 
dau' Elizabeth, bro'-in-fiiw Anthony Ilallatt and my sis', 
his wife, my other sis' Damaris Wade, wife of Ber- 
nard ( ?), loving mother Alice. Thomas Llogsilesh of Ma- 
ple Inn, gent', and Stephen White, overseers. 

[St. John, L. 87.] 


William Wheatland was seized of a messuage in East 
Deane called Shefibrdes, and a meadow in Lockerley, 
county of Southampton. Flo died L9 Fcb'y, 17th. Eliz- 
abeth, and Thomas Whcatcland was his son and next heir. 

[Fine Hull 30th Elizabeth, Pad J I, No. 26.] 



Matthew Whipple the elder, of Booking, Co. Essex, 
clothier; will of 1.9 Dec, 1616, proved 28 Jan., 11)18 : 
messuage in Bradford Street, Hocking, to eldest son Mat- 
thew 1 \\"liij>]>lc* ; son John Whipple; daughters Jane, 
Elizabeth, Alary, Anne, Johane, Aniye ; my sister, w ife 
of Richard Rathbone ; to Hercules Stephens; to grand- 
children, viz. ; Hercules and Margaret Arthur, and Henry 
and Anne Caldham. [Parker, L. 

The two brothers, Matthew and John Whipple, who weie early set- 
tlers at Ipswich in New England and who liekl very respectable j »< » -> i- 
tiuns there, nxny have been the two sons of the testator above named, 
mentioned in his will. The family names, John and Matthew, appear 
in later generations among their descendants. 

The relationship oi the testator to the Arthur family is worth not- 
ing. From the Annals of EvaNuicucal Conformity, before quoted, 
we learn that. ;i Rev. John Arthur, ejected from Olapham, Surrey, 
was the .son of Laurence Arthur, of Springfield-, Co. E>sex, and 
brother of Hercules Arthur, who purchased the manor of Fryers, 
Hocking, in 16;>2. lie was of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, ami was 
presented to the vicarage of Clapham by Charles [, in 1042. lie mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Miles Corl)et, who was member for Yarmouth 
during the long Parliament,. On the death of his brother Hercules, 
Dr. Arthur succeeded to the manor of Fryers and was himself suc- 
eei tied in the ownership of the estate Ify his .son John. 

From Wright's History of Essex, we get confirmation of the above, 
and learn, furthermore, that the mansion of Fryers is in Bradford 
Mivet, on i ho road to Braiutroe. In li>Sh), John, >on and heir of the 
Kev. Dr. Arthur, sold the estate to John Maysont, of Booking, who 
w as son of John Mayseut, of Justices, in Einchiugficld, l>y- his wife 
Judith, daughter of Henry Pye and Margaret, his wife, sister to Her- 
cules Arthur. 

Hercules Arthur and his sister -Margaret I've will doubtless be found 
to be the same as the devisees mentioned in the will of Matthew 


Andrew Wellctvile, of (iowdhcrste, husbandman; IN 
April, 15(12, proved ~2'.> July, 15(52; wife Ann is, sons 


Andrew, Richard, and Thomas ; brothers William and 
George; daughters Jane, Johan and Anne Wellarde. 
William Walter, vicar, a witness. [Streat, L. 7,9.] 

Symon W'illarde, of Gowthurst, Co. of Kent, yeo- 
man, (> Feb'y, 1583, proved 2C)Fel)'y, 1584; wife Eliza- 
beth, sons Thomas and Richard, daughter Thomasine 
Willardo, a daughter Boldy, her children ; messuage in 
Horsmonden purchased of Richard Eu r enden. 

[BrudenelU L. <?.] 

These two wills seem to throw a good deal of additional light on 
the linglish genealogy contained in the Willard Memoir, compiled and 
published by the late Joseph Willard, Esq. (1-858). The testators 
were probably brothers, and sons of Uiehard Willard ol Brenchley, an 
abstract of whose will (proved 24 (Jet., 1558) is given on page (>3 of 
the Memoir. It will be noticed that "Symon Willarde of Gowthurst" 
mentions in his will (of 1583) a wife Elizabeth, sons Thomas and 
Richard, the children of a daughter Boldy, ami a messuage in Hors- 
monden purchased, of Richard En r enden. Turning now to tin; Willard 
Memoir, we find, on page 41', that Elizabeth, w idow of Symon Wil- 
'ard, was buried at Horsmonden, 12 April, 1587. The w ill ol' Richard 
Willard of Horsmonden (proved 9 March, 1G1G), a full copy of which 
appears on pages 53-58 of the Memoir, speaks of "Thomas Wil- 
larde, my late brother deceased," of " Thomas Bokle of Elorsmdden 
aforesayd my kinsman," and of messuage- and lands "purchased of 
Evenclen." 10 These agreements seem to make it altogether probable 
that Richard of Horsmonden was the second of the two SOUS named 
by Symon Willard of Goudhurst, and so perhaps grandson of Rich- 
ard, of Brenchley. Cloudburst and Brenchley are each within two 
miles of Horsmonden. It would thus appear that by this discovery 
the descendants of Major Symon Willard, of New England, are ena- 
bled to trace back their ancestry three stages in the old country. 


Mart/ SJcillon, White-horse "ycard" near Lombard 
streete, parish Mary Woolnorthe ; 28 Aug., 1 G50, proved 

• w'1'hiH name ia doubtless the same as Eiueiulen, the superior r being probably 
win tic i by accident in tin: copying of Uiehard Willard's will. The name i.^ doubt- 
ers Everenden, 


9 Jan'y 1G55 ; sister Anne Blissard, her ch'n : sister Iza- 
bell"now" wife of Edward White of Ealwin(?), shoe- 
maker, and her dan' Easter AVI Lite ; sister Joane now wife 
of John Wilkinson in New England; loving nephew and 
kinsman Isaacke Ashe, son of my sister Elizabeth, sole 
exee' ; witnesses, James Hart, a drawer at the Globe Tav- 
erne behind the old Exchange and " mee Arthur Myles, 
scrivener." [Alclrin, L. 322.'] 


George Willows, of Lof thou so (Co. York) ; will proved 
1G0G ; sons Thomas and Stephen. 

[B. 30, L. 339, York Beg.'] 


A manuscript, in the British Museum, entitled "Rental 
of all the Rents and Lands belonging to His Majesty in 
Hie Island of Jersey for (he year 17 111" contains so 
many genealogical data relating to familiar Salem names, 
that some extracts may be of value in local research al- 
though the date is somewhat recent. 

John Bertram, son of John and heir of Edward. 
Rec'd 20 Feb., 1749-50. 

Mr. Abraham Bertram in right of Mrs. Collete-Collas 
having right of John Dumaresq Gent, holding from 
James Mallett, 




Philip Bertram to the discharge of the heirs of Ed ward 
Sohier son of Thomas (tenant) in right of his mother dan' 
Of" Adam la Cloche two cabotels (an propre). Item 
(pour la tille de Carteret). 

f * X. B. Corns due (pour la fille de Carteret) are 
rents which have been forfeited, in former times, and the 
people which owes the same are not Lyable to carry the 
said Corns." 

Philip Bertram in right of Charles Sohier who had 
right of Elias Marott. 

Catherine Bertram forfeited four cabotels. 

Philip Bertram in right of John (Philips?) for John 

Richard Bertram son of Thomas. 

Nicholas Bertram having right of Mr. John le Rouge- 
tel, son of John, son of John, son of James, in right of 
his wife dau' of George Aldrey for the house called La 
Maison de la planque. 

Abraham Bertram son of Peter. For Thomas Bertram 
(ieorge son of Michael Asplet. 

For Bertram in GroiivilLe Mr. Edward Millais, son of 

For Thomas Bertram, Charles Hilgrove, Esq. in right, 
of Thomas Padson (tenant of the Inheritance of Abraham 
Middlcton) (forfaiture de MagdeTaine le Gcyt) ten cabot- 
els of wheat, see iu the parish of S l Saviour in the 
hook called (Sextente). 

"Eight cabotels make one quarter of wheat, Jersey 


Mr. Philip Messervy son of John, son of John, for 
Thomas Messervy. 

Hie heirs of George Messervy, having right of Ph' 
Dumaresq Gent, in right of his mother dan' of Thomas 
Fallc for the inheritance of John do la Ilayo one cabotel 
heaped up. 

Thomas Messervey, heir of John M., who was heir of 
George M., son of George, son of George, son of Ed- 
waia (for Mabon) for John Payn's in S' Hilary. 

Clement Messervy, in right of his wife dan' of Thomas 
Payn, in right of John Cabot son of Thomas, occupying 
the house of John Noel. 

Mr. Ellas le Maistre, son of Elias, son of Abrah' for 
George Becquet. 

Mr. Fran' le Mciitre. 

PIC Renouf (?) in right of his wife heir of Julian 

Thomas llenouf, son of Joshua, son of John, fur the 
Abbey of l>elozMiine( ?) 

John Mourant son of Timothie, 
PIC Mourant .son of Ph\ 

The lands called (les deux Butieres) of the renunciation 
of liiehardsoii. 

J//\ Abraham Richardson, son of Abraham, son of 
Nicholas, son of Nicholas. 


Clement DesJande, senior and junior. 

Philip DesJande, heir of Daniel his bro\ son of Daniel, 
son of Clement, in rmht of Daniel <le S* Croix. 

John Desland of Trinity parish. 

Thomas Cabot , son of Nicholas, son o2 Thomas. 

Ph. Cabot, son of John, son of Thomas. 

Elizabeth Picot in right of Gideon Ahier, in right of 
his wife dau' of Mary Whileur, heir of Clement Whileur, 
in right of his mother dau' of John Cabot son of John, 
son of Conies ( ?) 

Nicholas Cabot, son of Thomas, son of Nicholas, son 
of Thomas (du Nord) (pour aliens). 

John Cabot son of Aaron. 

Peter Cabot, son of Peter. 

John Gibaut, son of Abraham. 

John Gibaut, son of John, son of John, sou of Nicho- 

Mr. Charles Gibaut. 

Mrs. Jane Remon, sister and heir of Mr. James 
Rcmon, son of Abraham and heir of Mr. James Remon 
his uncle, in right of his wife dau' of Rowland Gibaut 
two cabotcls of wheat for a field of laud of the renuncia- 
tion of Peter Gibaut . 

Nicholas Gibaut son of Nicholas. 


Edward Gibaut in right of his wife dan' of Thomas 
Mollet, son of Thomas. 

John Gibaut, son of John, son of Edward, son of 

Joshua Elamjried, son of Joshua, son of Nicholas. • 
Philip Blampied, son of Philip, son of Thomas. 

Peter Laurence, son of Peter, son of Peter, son of 
John, son of Peter. 

Benjamin Bisson gent', in right of his wife, widow by 
her first marriage, of Mr. William Laurence, son of 
Philip, son of Peter and Dowager to his Inheritances*** 
due upon the field called Le clos Pougeron in S l John's 

John Valpy dit Janvrin, son of John, son of James. 
Daniel Valpy dit Janvrin, son of Daniel. 

Mr. Hilary Langlois. 

George de la Penelle in right of his wife dau' of John 
Eanglois, son of John, son of Gregory. 

Mr. Clement PineVs heirs. 

John JVeel in right of Thomas Messervy. 

Mr. John Touzel in right of his wife dau* of Mr. Henry 


Philip Gruchy in right of his mother dan' of John le 
Massurier, son of John, son of Ph\ 

Simon JJaudain, son of Edward, son of Simon, son of 

Mrs. Ann le Crcts, heir of Mr. Henry le Cras, her 

EUas le (7ms, son of Elns. 

Simon Tourgis and David. 

James le Gros-Bisson for Thomas Sprague, heir of 
John Sprague, in right of his mother dau' of John John. 

Le Gallais, Durel, jVicolle, Webber, Point/Jester, De 
Rue, Le Hardy, Vicg. Simon, Le Gresley and CVieval- 
lier likewise occur. 


Abbott, Mary, 119, 
Ableii, John, 31. 
ArlnniM, Alice, 119. 
Advc, Henry, 90. 
Ahier, (iidoon, 130 
Alan Eitz, 1 bee. 

oppo- ii |. age IT. 
Alan Eitz, Edmund, 

nj poaite page 17. 
Aldrey, UeOrgu, 1U. 
Allen, Henry, 49. 
Alley, 2. 

Alltliam, Thomas, 125. 
A1]hm t, A nn, 18. 

Bieliard, IS. 
" William, is. 
Altham, Edward, 125. 

James. 121, 125. 

John, 125. 

Mai hew. 125. 
Andrew, Isabel, 25. 
Audrewes, Matthew. 2S. 

Sarah, 28, 29. 
v " Thomas, 23. 
Andrew s, Agnes., 7. 

Tobic, 7. 
Andros, Sir Edmund, 

opposite p. 7:;; pp. 77. 118. 
Anger, Samuell, I II. 115. 
Augu r, Bezaliel, I Mi. 
Angire, Samuel, lb'. 
Anthony, A nth 0113-, 90, 92. 

Aplev. - 7.">. 

Apph ion, W. S.. 9,111, 115. 
Ap>lv \, Alice. 

•• " .Mm, ;;,!. 
Archer, liellua. 122. 
l« gorge, 
opposite pa-e 53. 
Archer, John, 122. 
Arinitage, Joseph, 110, 112. 
Arnold, John, 31. 
Arrow smith, 1 1 uuifrey, 82. 

John. 82. 
" Mary, K2. 

Arthur, Hercules, 131. 

Rev. .John, 131. 
" Lawrence, liU. 
Margaret, i n. 
Ashe, Elizabeth, 133. 
Isaacke, 133. 

Aellford, .lane, 7. 

Nicholas, 7. 

A SPIN WALL. 2, .i. 

Applet, (jt.'orge, 134. , 
Michael, 134. 

Astley, Lord Thomas, 

opposite page 17. 

Aston, :;.'!. 

An u oo.l, John, 01. 
Anchor, \niie, 

opposite page 40. 
A iK'her, v ir Anthony, 

opposite page 40. 
Aucher, John, 

opposite page 40. 
Audley, Elizabeth, 71. 

Uiehard, 71. 
Austin. Uiehard, 1 12. 
Awchier, William, 13. 

Bailey, Edna, 88. 

Uiehard, 88. 
Baker, Joane, 3D. 

" John, 28,29,30,32,33. 

" Priseilla, 9. 

" Rev. 2!J. 

Susan, 29. 
BALCH, 3, 7. 

Raich; 121, 

Baldwin', 7, s. 
Baldwj n, Beatrice, 78. 
Ball, John. 124. 

- Robert, 39. 
Banckcs, Samuel, 84. 
Uamces. 8, 9. 
Barker, .James. 32. 
Jane. 19. 
" Sarah 32. 
Bavnabx . Uiehard, 70. 
Bai nard, I lorence, 31. 
Bah roi k, o, 10. 
Barton. William, 99. 

I ! A i: l K VM. It). 

Bastard., William, lib 

I'.AIDAIN, 138. 

Kin Icj . Robert, 101. 
Baj lie. Mary, 31. 

; ' Susan. ;'(). 
Bavly, .b.lm. 28, 30. 
Ba'yning, Elizabeth, 1 1 1. 
Beaille, Rev. John, 21, 22. 

14 Nathaniel, 21. 

Thomas, 21. 

Bcalc, John, 93. 
" William, 81. 

Beaumont, 108. 

Becquet, (Jeorge, 135. 
Bedford, Anne. 19. 

Robert, 49, 50. 
" Samuel, 49. 

Bedingfleld, Sir Henry, 90 
Katheriue, 90 
Bet be. Elizabeth, 04. 
Henry, lib 
Thomas, 04. 
Beforlyo, Susanna, 10. 
Bellamy, John, 31. 
Bellingham, Uiehard, SO. 
'■ William; 80. 

Bennett, Anne. 101. 
Bonnjon, Thomas, 23. 

Bennit, 1 10. 

Benson. William, 00. 
Kenyan, Joyce, 50. 

',' Thomas*>50; 
Berkeley s, Thomas, 05. 
BEKTltAM. 133, 135. 

Bery, 7. 

BiCKFoni), 10, 11. 
Bigg, 11. 
Bigg. Joanna, 03. 
Bigge, Ann. 9. 

Jane. 05. 
" Joane, HI. 
" John, 9, 05. 
" Mary, 05. 
Robert, 04. 
Richard, 05. 
" Thomas, 05. 
William, 05. 
Bincks, Ann, 10. 

Elizabeth, 49. 
Mary. 19. 
I BiuettMon 1.11. 
I Bisse, llenrj . 105. 
Bisson, Ben jamin, 137. 
Black, Elizabeth, 82. 
John. 82. 

Blagrave. William, 101. 

Bl.AMPJEI), 137. 

Blissard, Anne, hi;!. 
Bhth. Ratherine, 99. 
Blyke, Isla II. '.0. 
Boardman, Elizabeth, 

Boardman, Marv. 

opposite .age 73. 
Boardman, Priseilla, 

opposite page 7;;. 
Bollllll ile, 1 1 unit icy, 

opposite page 17. 

Bohuil, Margaret, 
opposite page 17. 

Bois, Aliee, 

opposite page 17. 



Bois, John. 

opposite pane 17. 
Bolde. see Heath. 
Bolde, Thomas, 132. 

Boldy, 13-2 

Bblebec de, Hugh, 

opposite page 17. 
Bolebee ile, Isabel, 

opposite page 17. 
Bolebec, Waller, 

opposite page 17. 
Bond, William, .VI. 
Bon ham, Humphrey, 119. 
Bonville. Elizabeth, 

opposite page 17. 
Bonville, Isabel. 

opposite page 17. 
Bonville, William, 

opposite page 17. 
Boorryll, Alice, 99. 
Boothby, Mrs., 29. 

BOK'DMAN, II, 12. 
llOHWull. John. 31. 
Bottingo. Joliane, 107. 
Bonnie, Agnes, 75. 

" George, 7a. 
Bowditeh, Sarah, 

opposite page 53. 
Bowditch, ('apt. W., 

opposite page 53. 
Bower, Walter, 53. 
Rowland. William, 90. 

Bowles,- 21. 

Dorothy, 21. 
Elizabeth, 21. 
Elder John, 21. 
" Sarah. 21. 
Brad street, Jane, 

opposite page 73. 
Bradstreet, Thomas, GO. 
Bradstheete, 12. 
Brawghtoi), Hugh, 23. 
Bkav, 12, 13. 
Bredey, .John, 113. 
[Irent, Stephen, 4. 
Bret le, Adam, 

opposite page -10. 
Bret le, Lucia, 

opposite page 10. 
Brewer, Katherine, 07. 

Thomas. 97. 
Bridge, Arthur, 50. 
BUIIHJES, 13, It). 

Bridgwood, 115. 

" Edward, 1 1 I. 
R It I SCO, 17. 
Brookes, Alice, HI. 
Browne, Agnes, 2<>. 

Clemenee, 30. 
" Rachel, 10. 
" Robert. 30. 
" John, 00. 

William, 120. 

Bryrington, Theophilus, 

10. 1 
Buck, Joane, 09. 
Bucke, Kichard, 99. 

Burforthe, 00. 

Burley, William. 120. 
Burnham, Bebecea Dodge 

opposite pagO 73. 
Burton, Henry, 7b. 

Button, Edward, 13. 
Bu(x)tou, John, 21. 
Byrche, .John, 84. 
Bvrd. Margaret, 48. 
" Walter, 48. 

Gabot, 130. 

" John, 135. 
" Thomas, 1!5. 
Cade, Mary, 103. 
Caldham, A une, 131. 

" Henry, 131. 
CALEF, 17. 
Galley, Anstiss, 

opposite page 73. 

Candler, 117. 

Garew, Edruond, 

opposite page 17. 
Garew, Sir Edmund, 

opposite page 10. 
Carew, George, 

opposite page 17. 
Garew, Ival herine, 

opposite pages 40 and I' 
Garew, Leonard. 

opposite page 17. 
Carew, Nicholas, 

opposite page 17. 
Carew, Thomas, 

opposite pa«e 17. 
Garewe, George, IS. 

Richard, 18. 
Carmino. Joan, 

oppo dte page 17. 
Carpenter, Kichard, 81. 
Carter, Christopher, 120. 

Carteret de, 134. 

Cash, 17. 

Casse, Henrici, 25. 
Chalkcly, Henry, G4. 

Champernon, Egelina, 

opposite page M). 
Champernon, Elizabeth, 

opposite page 40. 
Cham])ernon, Rath., 

opposite page 10. 
Champernon, Oliver, 

opposite page 40. 
Champernon, Philip, 

opposite pa.;c to. 
Chniupnon, Philip, 1 1 . 
Chaplj n, 7. 

Joan, 37. 
Chard, Edward, 129. 

Cheney, 125. 

" Francis, 07. 
Chester. Col. Jos. L., 122, 

123; 124, I2tf. 
Chesterton, John, 7o. 

ClIKVKK, I!). 

Ghever, Daniel, 
opposite page 53. 

Chiball, 21. 

Chibballs, 28. 

Ghickering, Esther, 1 18. 

FraneiB, 21, 

" Sarah. 21. 
Chiderleigh, Elizabeth, 
opposite page 17. 

Chiderleiuli. John, 

opposiit; page 17; p. 42. 
Chiderleigh. Kit-hard, 

opposite page Hi. 
Chileott, .loan, 7. 
Child, Sir Ciesar, DO. 

<■ John, 30. 
Chillingwortli, Mary, 81. 
" Roger, 81. 

ClfOATE, 19. 

Ghudleigh, 13. 

opposite page 10. 
Chudleigh, Kichard, 

opposite page 40. 
Clare, Robert, 31. 
Clavell, Doctor, 52. 
Clayton, Aln e. 2 3. 
Clearke, Edward, 'J3. 
( 'lenience, Blanch, 40. 
( Memento, A gnes, 00. 

Clerk, 00. 

Anne, 09. 
" Anthony, 09. 
" Henry, 09. 
Cloche la, Adam, 134. 
Coales. Joane, 01. 
Cobbidge, .lane, -JO. 
I Cockes, Elizabeth, 103. 
James, 103. 
CoiTL.v. 10, -JO. 
1 < '< ikeun , Kichard, 09. 
Coker, Joseph, 

oj) polite paire 53. 
Colbome, William, 13. 
I Cole, Agnes, so. 

" Philip. 18. 
Colebrook. John, 84. 
Coles, Kichard. 01. 

" Thomas, fil. 
Codas, Collete, 133. 
Collens, Joane, 82. 

Philip, 82. 
" Robert. 82. 
Collibeare, .Mary, 75. 
CorxiNS, 20-22. 
Coir, Elizabeth, 08. 
Colyns, Thomas, SO. 
( lompe, George, 1 17. 
Gompton. Hon. Lord, 81. 
opposite page 40. 
Gompton, Susan, 

opposite r>age to. 
Gompton, William, 
opposite page 40. 
Compton de, .Tone, 12. 

" Peter, 12. 
" Philip, 42. 
" Bobc.i t, 42. 
" William, 12. 

Conant, 122. 

Convers, Elnor, 23. 

Jeane, 23. 
Converse, 22. 
Cooke, Alexander, 3. 

Anne, 18. 
'• ( 'lenience, 37. 

" Henry. 37. 
" John. 37. 

Margery, 79. 


Cooke, R 48. 

•' Uichard, 37. 
« fcogev, a:. 

Cooles, Margin et, (50. 
Cooper. in;. 

George, 11(5, 117. 

Thomas, 117, 1 IS. 

Coppin, 98. 

Copvn, in"). 

Corbet, Miles, 131. 
CorbctC. Anne, 131. 
Cornewalleys. Sir Thos., 

Col on, Jaine, 31. 
Cory, John, 21. 

••' Williiim, 21. 
Cosscn.s, Goodw ife, 29. 
Cotton, 22, 23. 
Couclnnan, .Mary, li>7, ICS. 

William. 108. 
Couitcnay, James, 45, 
Courtenayc, Edu ard, 

Opposite page 17. 
Courlenayo, Hugh, 
i.ppnsil,: page 17. 
Cou.-ieinn e, John, 
opposite page 17. 
Courtenave, Margaret, 

oppo. ite page 17. 
Courtenayc, Sir \\ in., 3. 
Courlhope, Alexander, 109. 
'• (Catherine, 109. 

Eleanor, 109. 
" Elizabeth, lui). 

John, W9. 
" Peter, 109. 

K'icliai (1, 70. 
Williiiin, LOU. 
Courthopp, A Icxnnuei , 107. 
John. 107. 
Peter, 107, 10-;. 
Courthorpp, Anne, 108. 

Margar< t, 107. 
Courtnayc de, II ugh, 
opposite page 17. 

Coventry, 29. 

Cow pel", .John , .">'». 

Man.-, ati. 
Cox, FrauH*. io3. 
Co\e. \> in. 

Cradock, «. ■ ^ > \ ei nor. 22. 
Crane, A i thlir. 3>. 
M.-irv, 117. 
Robert, 114, 115, 117. 
" Samuel, 111. 11.-). 
Cranmcr, Thomas, lis. 

William, lis. 
Cranniore. .John, it). 

ClUS LB, I3.S. 

Cra\vl»*y, Thomas, t!t. 
Crawlvo, Riehard, 01. 
C.a\ i.m .I, Ambrose, 1 0 1 . 
Crocker, Elizabeth, 

opposite page H). 
Crocker, sir John, 

opposite page 10. 
Croply, Thomas, 31 . 
Cloumwull, Mam If, 2. 

Uichui .I, 2. 

Crowninshield, John, 

opposite page 53. 
Curry. !■ rancid, 50. 
CrnwEx, 23. 2i. 
Curwen, Ahigail, 

opposite page 53. 
Cnrweu, Christopher, 

ace Ger\v» n, p. 12. 
Curwen, George, 

opposite |iage 53. 
Curwen, Ifoger, 2. 

Culvanvell. 28. 

Culverwell, Anthony, 51. 

Dade, John, 18. 

Jovee, 48. 
Dalton. IV ter. 113. 
Dane, .John, 

opposite page 73. 
Dane, Nathan, 

opposite page 73. 
Dane, rhilemon, 

opposite page 7;!. 

p.VXIKL 21, 25. 
Darnel. Elizabeth, 101. 
I »ai hv. < ieorge, h;!. 
1 laivv . Elizabeth. 94. 

■• ' Eustace. 69, 91. 
Darcve, Sir Arthur, 90, 91. 
|)a-t:n, \'\ illiani, 1 1'.). 
Daubeny. Giles, 

opposite page 17. 
Daunev, Emmelinc, 

opposite page 17. 
Daiiney. •John, 

opposite page 17. 

! opposite paye 53 

Davie.-, Ezekicl, 123. 
, Davis, 29. 

Da V'ISON, 25; 

Davye, Ez. ku 1. 123. 

Davycs, Walter, 31. 

I >awslin, limine, 1 19. 

Das', Stephen, 12. 
i Deacon. Thomas, 98. 
] Dean. John Ward, 3.1. 
1 Deaiie, Elinor, -JO. 
I Elizabeth, 40. 

I " George, 20. 
j •' Mi .lame-, 23. 
| •« Uol)trt,2u. 
' Delamaine, A lexandev, 
| loi. 

Dement, Elizabeth, 70. 
Itii-hard, 70. 

I 'en, William, 13. 

Di:i:i;v. 2U. 

Dernier, John, C4. 
: Dli IMJIi, 138. 13(5. 
I Detluek, Id zahel h, 9. 

; Dewhhurie. Jone,23! 

I Dininons, 23. 

Dicker, Thomas, 02. 
; I >ighie, Mary, 110. 
' hike, John. 
I opposite page 73. 
; Diugley, Susan, 
I opposite pugu 73. 

Diple, Rebecca, 104. 

'• Thomas, KM. 
Dode, Robert, 79. 
Dodge, William. 121. 
Dortold. Thomas, 20. 
Dormer. Alire, It. 
" Rouert, 

opposite page io. 
I ►oriner, W illiani, 

opposite page 10. 
Dorrell. Dorothj , 125. 

" ' Edward, 10. 
Dowdney. I'.art., 75. 

■• " Thomas, 75.. 
Don fed, Richard, 90. 
Dowl'eild, Elizabel h, 90. 

.John. 'ao. 
Dowil'eld, Richard, 00. 
Dow held. A lice, mi. 

Klizaheth, 89. 
" Thoinasin, 90. 
Downing, 2<>. 

I .rake, sir Francis, 18. 
" Joan, 
opposite page 10. 
Dk.wm:k. 20. 
Dullield, Alice, 89. 

Elizabeth, 89. 
Dugard, 28. 
Duke, Elizabeth, 82. 
Diunare.sq, John, 133. 

Ph., I3a. 
Dune, Thomas, 80. 
I Mingon, Kathei me, 00. 
DUHKL, 138. 

I >wight, Timothy, 21. 
Dynhani, herd John, 

opposite paye 17. 
Dynhani, Ma.r-ai ot, 

D , uue, Robert, 8t. 

Katon, Governor. 20. 
Ebons, Thoma-, 'JO. 

Eddy, 10S. 

Ei>i:s, 27. 
Edlve, .John, 77, 
lidiiey, William, 75. 
lidwaides, David, 23. 

Elizabeth. 23. 




ivt, 23. 



m, James A., 1 
Jefl'ery, 8. 
Endicott. Govei nor, 
English, Dionv da. 

op\)Osite page 1 / . 

El'I'l'S, see ItANKES. 

Eppe> , Daniel o. 

Kureiulen, Uichard, 132 
Eustace, Jidli i > . 31. 
KVAXCK, 27-34. 
| Kvenden, 132. 


Ever en den, 

idle, Thomas, 135. 
in-, Kalph, 22. 
aimer, Marg.irelt, 103. 
Mary, LU3. 
" Thomas, 1 0.5. 
nrneham. John, 43. 
arnham, Henry, 1 10. 

J i tan u, llu. 
arrant, John, 130. 
arrow c. l'i niicis, 10. 
avuur, Lhri-topher, (55. 
ellowe, John, 100. 

Thomas. 1 00. 
ennour, Elizabeth, 3ti. 
enwick, A'nne, '.<7. 
errors, Joanu, * 
opposite page 17. 
errors. Mania, 
opposite page 17. 
errey, Elizabeth, 09. 

'• Thomas, 09. 
etherston, William, 00. 
e\\ tell, Elinor, S3, 
ilby, Alexander, 90. 
ii:i.i>i;i:, 34. 
ineh, Heneage, 0. 

Ilt.UYX, 31, 60. 


John, 90. 
legge, William, 08. 
lelelier, Aline, 10,7. 

Edmond, 108. 
" Elizabeth. 108. 

Gyles, IU7, 10S, 

Henry, 11)8. 
" Jk1.ii, Ids, 
•' .Judith, SOS. 
Marv, 106. 
L'hnieas, 107, 109. 
l'n .-ilia, IDS. 
llivhard, 108. 
Thoinus, 71. 
lint, 89, io. 
hi L.aui, \ ii in , .'J. 

oppo.-lie page oo. 
OS 1 Kit, lu. 

i aimis, Edward, 8! 
raueknell, Eliza be 
" Thutna 
reene, John, 32. 
i n- 1. A line, 3b. 

ry, 102. 

rye, lliehard, 7.">. 
•■ Ki.hei I, 7'». 
ryoU. Uolmrt, 37. 
ull'oi'd Vudrew, 
opposite page 10. 
u I lord. Bridget, 
opposite page 17. 

Ful ford, Emma, 
opposite page 10. 

Kill lord, .Mai} , 

.1, The 

Furtne, Elizabeth, 51. 

William, i 54. 
Fyske, John, 95. 

Gale, John, 05. 

«■ Mary, 05. 
ijaniiM.ii. l>abel, 

opposite page 10. 
Gambon. Waller, 

opposite pa^u Id. 
Gardner, to. 


opposite page 53. 
Gardner, John, 33. 

opposite paye 53. 
Gardner, Thomas, 3. 
Gai ner, '1 homas, 1-1. 
Gasfceil, William, 1 13. 
Gautiirupe (Amiiii ?), 23. 
Geere, Thomas, 7s. 
Gi'terie, Elizabel li, 07. 
Ge> i le, Magdelaiiie, 131. 
Gjiiaut, 130, 137. 
Gibbma, David, 20. 

" Susanna, -20. 
Gtbbs, Itobert, 75. 
Gibson, S a ula n, 10. 
Gul, lings, George, 

opposite page 73. 
Giddiilsi -, Jane, 

ppo-uii pi 
Idings, Mi 
ppiiMLu p: 

Guidmgs, Thomas, 
opposite page 73. 
Glggs, \\ ilhani, 101. 
Gll.lil'.JIT, I0-."i0. 

opposite pagu 17; pp. P 
1 Pi. 

Gdln.r.t, John, 18. J 13. 


Uolle, 31. 

Ann, 30. 32. 

W illiam, 30. 33. 
Goldingo, John, 77. 

' Vineent, 37. 
< ioodalo, A.I on. io I. 

Will. am, 100. 
Goodhue, Jos< pli, 35. 

Marjory, 35, 
opposite page 73. 
Uoodhuo, Mai ) . 
opposite nage 73. 

( i lime. \\ illiiim, 31, 35 

opi'o ite page 73. 

loo, hi 

oph| W 

— 30. 

Sir Ferdiuaiidc 
to page 17; p. " 
liobert, 113. 
U iJliam. 28. 


onyhe, Elii 

ould, Danii I, 32. 

John. 32. 
ration, Uiehard, 40 


oi.po.sue p :l ge I,, 
randison, Lord Win., 
opposite page 17. 
ray, Elizabeth, 
opposite page 73. 
ray, Uobert, 
opposite page 73. 
recoke, Alice, nl. 

Ann ? 51. 
reen, John, 32. 

.M;i i y, 32. 
reeue, 70. 

Ami, 73. 


Jo ua, 78. 

I'hilip, 31. 
" Uebe a-a, 7S. 

William, 112. 
reeueleel . I'll Hip, 07. 

envillo, - 
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nl,. i, 

l!i. hard, 
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>e in. 

, 138. 

inns LK. 138. 
uos-nnissi >•, 
rove, Job ,n. M. 
i ubb«'. Eustace, 01. 
Kl ( Hi, 133. 
rrni:, :,\. 

I mhlinge, » 
lake. Ele n 
" Wallt 
! 1 1 ford, 

[all, Aglie- 

lallnll. A ill 
I a.i iH K. .. 
lalstead, - 


•, Hi 



Eilw a 
I .01 1.. 


Harris, John, 22. 

" Thomas, 22. 
Harrison, Cornelius, 5(3. 

John, 37. 
Hart, James, l i t. 
Harverd, Thomas, 10">. 
Harvey, Awdry, 33. 
" Clarenceux, 33. 
Thomas. 33. 
Hanvoode, William, 23. 
II asm: it, 51-53. 

II ASSAM, 53. 

Hasted.- — — i>. 
1 1 A l HOltXE, 53-55. 

Hatliorne, 58. 

John, 52. 
" Nathaniel, 
opposite page 73. 
Hathorne, William, 8, 112. 
Hatsell, Henry. 2\). 

Havell, *33. 

Hawes, Nathaniel, 28. 
Haw kings; John, OR 
Haw kins, Capt., 15. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 73. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 

oppo.-ite page 73. 
Haw thorne, Roger, 58. 
Haydon, Elizabeth. 107. 
Ilaye .!<• la, John, 135. 
Hayes, Kllen, J 13. 
Ut ah'. John, la. 
IU;.\ i ii, 55, 5(5. 


• 4 Margaret, CO. 
" - Robert, 02. 


opposite page 53. 
Helwise, Uei vice, 
opposite page 53. 
Hender, Thomas, 12. 
Ilendlev . (Jervase, II. 

•• " Walter, 11. 
Heriot, Mary. Hi. 

William, 10. 
Hermitage, Joseph, 111 


Hervy, Alice, 30." 

Thomas, 30. 
Ilelh, Julian, h0. 

William, SO. 
II. \r. 1 iioiua .11. 
Hc-m.-, Man , 101. 
llh.iil VSON, 50, 
Ililgrovo, Charles, 131. 

'• ' Kdward7u7, 08. 

" Elizabeth, 

opposite page 40. 
Hill. John, 

opposite page 10; p. 102, 
Kill, .Margaret, 10. 

Rachel, 118, 119, 
Hillet», Ralph, 31. 
Hingesion, Elizabeth, 

opposite page 17. 
Ilohhs, William, 100. 
Ilohhy, .Sir Edward, 12. 
Hodges, Rebecca, 6. 
" Stephen, 0. 
" Thomas, 0. 

Ilocrsflesh, Thomas, 130. I Keble, 
Holland'. 13. Keeue 

Thomas. 71. 
Llollingsworth, Richard. 



I Holmes. 1»< 
| '• Ui 


hy, is. 
ry, 48. 

ke, ( onstant, 31. 
Eustace, 34fc. 
Joan, 31. 
" .M.n lha, 31. 
Marv, 84. 
Riclianl, 31. 
William, 34. 
Horner, Thomas, 3. . 
Horsell, Alice, 17. 

\\ alter, 17. 

Hovton, 51. 

John, 51. 
Hosier, Judith, 40 
llonlder. James, J00. 

Howell, 33. 

Ilowlet, Thomas, 35. 

How letis, 31., John, <ji). 
Hubbard, Dorothy, 103. 
Hubberrdevo Alice, 50. 
Huclison, Ce.orge, 23. 
Iluddesliehl, Katherine, 

»I»P »* l»age 17. 

Hudde ii. hi, William, 

opposite page 17. 
Hughs, -2\). 

Hnleotle, Elizabeth, 120. 

John, 120. 
HumlVyes. Jone, 33. 
Uuiigerlord. Elizabeth, 

opposite page 17. 
Hungei lord, Walter, 

Opposite page 17. 
llunnywood, Edw ai d, 2 
Hunt. lis. 

Elizabeth, I IS. 
«• l'eter( ?), 1 18. 
Hunter, Joseph, 1 17. 
Hussev, Amlery, 21. 
•■ " Hubert, 21. 

HUSteS. Jellery. 31. 

llulinan, ( icih . 112. 

Kdw aid. 112. 
Hut!. >ii, Kraunei -, I i 

lN(il:ii.M)| I., ,V.I, liO. 

i\ i s, no, i;i 
.1 \.n\ i;i\, 137. 
Jarvis, Thomas, 51. 
Walter, 54. 

J I 1 I I UAl . .see R\ A NCI.. 
Jenkm -, Elinor, 07. 

Thomas, !)7. 
Jerniyn, Margaret, 82. 
Jessatt, \\ iJliam, 08. 
Joanes, Thomas, 13. 
Joekes, Ueorgc, S3. 
John, John. 133. 
Johm-oii, Nicholas, S7. 

William, 101. 
Jones. KdW aid. .11. 

Jo-colin, Edward, :i7. 
J \ ne, Mu rgci'y, 25. 
Iialsoe. Joaue, 110. 

Relet, Joane, (is. 
Kellett, Joane, 30. 

John, 30. 
Kellv. Elizabeth, 
opposite page 10. 

K I.MKI.K. 02. 

Kerc.hellaunder, Agnes, 05. 

•' Johanna, 05. 
Kerington, Roger, 38. 
Keylock, Richard, 10. 
Kidder, Thomas. 10. 
Kilh\ e. Alice. lo2. 
King, Sara, 03. 

William, 03. 
Kl I'CIIHS, 02. 
Kitteridgt!, John, 02. 
Knight, Olive, 08. 

" Thomas, i/8. 
Knyvett, William, 124. 
Kyrle, 10. 

bake. John, S. 

Thomas. 110. 
Lakcman, William, 
opposite page 7.;. 
Lambert, Edward, 78. 

Ldinpson, 1! 

he, 110., 
Richard, si. 



Langley, 23. 

Lam. 1. ins, 137. 
Lannd de, John, 10. 
Larkjn, John. 10. 
Lat wad, .M arv, s2. 

Riciiard, 82. 

Lawuence, 137. 

Ran mice, Khzabi th. 1 10. 

Hugh, 11:1. 
Raw -on, Christopher, 111, 

Ra\ Ion, l'ri- cilia, 103. 

I homa- , 103. 
Leade, John. lui. 

ill Rdu 


• Ion 
>. 1. 

I.ciu -, I 
*• S; 

s, '.ill. 

!th, 30. 


1. 11. 1 11;, 02. 
Lillie, Robert. 52. 
Lincli, Sibill, 21. 
Rim o\, 02, (.3. 
Linton, Rii hard, 121 
Llojd, John. SR 
Lloins, Thorns., so. 
Lock, Judith, 117. 
Lock, Robert, 117. 

Rodham. 33. 

Ron.., 03-72. 
Long, Mi -an, 102. 


Lord. 72, 73. 
Lor I, Hestei>123. 
Lord, Mary, 128. 

opposite |i:i}fe 73. 
Lord, R.ichell. 128. 

Robert, 128. 
Lothrop, Thomas, 117. 
Lou e, ( lieely, ■'>'. 
C£ile«, 37. 

Lucas. 24. 

Luffe, Nichola-, i. 

LulVuam, 12:5. 

(Luier 'i) Esau. lOii. 
Lukas, Walter, 120. 
Lusignnn ile, Hugh, 

opposite pag» 17. 
Lymhre, Mawde, 120. 
Lymbrye, -John, 82. 
Lvne, Thomas. 1 1, 42. 
Lynn, Robert, 44. 

Mabon, 135. 

Madok, John, 70. 
Mainelt, Joshua, 111. 


Mah . John. 121. 
Mallet, Hem v, 137- 
Mallett, James, 133. 
Mal\>. Johanna, 

opposite page 10, 
Malys, John, page 10. 
Manning, 73-7/. 
Manning, ElizTh Clarke, 

opposite page 53. 
Mannock, Margaret, 97. 
Manm ng, Agnes, 

opposite page 40. 
Mannyng, John, 15. 

Arthur, 27, 28 
Eliz'ih, 27, 26 
Nathaniel, 27 

Maplesdcn, —^8. 

Kalhel mo, in!) 
Mareus, Nicholas, 77. 
William, 77. 

Marktiaui. 21. 

Maroll, Kli:l», 131. 
Marsh, lieorge, 52. 
Marshall, hem \ , I' 7. 
John*, SO 
Margarctt, 107. 
Martin, (icorge, 13. 
Martyn, John, i>0. 
Maseall, Edw ai d, .'! :. 

.John, U!», 120. 
Uichard, 121. 
Mason, 7s. 

Robert, 78. 
Massurier le, J( hn, 138. 

•• J'h., 138. 
May, Robert, 7. 

•' Sara, 7. 
Mave. I iiiiui hen, 5. 
• : Jane, 
John, a. 

Mayhew, Ann. 1 17. 

John, 117. 

William, 7. 
Maynard. Henrv. ;:7. 
Maysent, Jolin.'lSl. 

Judith, 131. 
Mcadlbrd, Robert, 110. 
Mea> re, liarnabas, 28, 20. 
Mary, 28,2!). 

Meene, 110. 

Mellor. Methusela. 39. 
Melward, Agnes, 33. 
" John, 33. 

Richard. 33. 

bynion, 33. 
Mercer, — : — 28. 

Merrick, 23. 

MEUKY. 70. 

Merryman, Johane, 90. 

Thomas, 137. 
Mewtas. Peter, 01. 
Mirhlletnn, Abraham, 131. 
Mile-, Elizabeth, 50. 
Millais, Edward, 131. 

John. 131. 
Miller, Sara, 101. 
Milner, Tempest, 2!). 
Mohun, Alice, 120. 

Walter, 120. 
Molineux, Alice, 

opposite page in. 
Molineux, Richard, 

opposite page 10. 
Mollet, Thomas, 137. 

Monk, 22. 

Monox, John, 09. 

" Magdalen, 69. 
Riehard, f>9. 
Montacute ile, Sibyl, 

opposite page 17. 
Montacute dt:, William, 

opposite page 17. 
Montgomery oe, * in- 

Uriel le, opposite p. 17. 
Monj ns, 77. 

C 'ln.rathic"i 78 
" Robert, 11. 
More, Agnes, >;■>, 

'• John, II. 
Morres, Marv, 71. 
Morns, Mi.-c, 20. 

John, 71. 
Margaret, 82. 
Moscly, Margaret, 153. 

Riehard, 33. 
Mosse, Elizabeth, 22. 

Joseph, 22. 
Mount joy, Lord William, 

opposite page 17. 
Mountjoy, Kai heriuc, 

Moiik'ant.'i'S! 5 
Muurton, Thomas, 74. 
Moyse, Hannah, 117. 

" Joseph, llti, 117. 
Myles, Arthur, 133. 

K.lmnml, 51. 
Mv-t, U8. 

Mvste. Elyn, 08. 
«' Joliiu08. 
" Thomas, 08. 

Saish, Ellanor, 105. 
Naper, sir Robert, 102. 
Neale, Francis, 70. 

Ncedham, 103. 

Dorothyj 103. 

Nekl, 137. 

Ni.u'Kl.l., see NEWIIALL 

Newell, 29. 

''• William, 80. 

NEWIIALL. 70-81. 
NlCOl.Lli, 138. 
Noel, 127. 

- John, 135. 

" Julian, 135. 

" Thomas, 78. 

Nprington, 80. 

N oil man, 81, 85. 
NoKMANTON, 8.">. 
Xorris, Henry, 

opposite |>age 17. 
Norris, Mary, 

opposite page 17. 
Noi: I'llKND, 8.")-88. 
Northrop, Jolian, 09. 

Richard, Oft. 
Northy, Nicholas, 111. 

NonroN, So-08. 

'• Francis, 27. 
Mary, 27. 
Nursse, Margery, 107. 

Null, 21. 

" George, 24. 

( iburne. Thomas, 52. 
i Hncv. Thomas, >:i. 

< > mond, - 
Owen, K.p 
Uwy.n, Joi 

•d, -I. 
in, ii.: 

udson, Thomas, 131. 

atne, Stephen, 117. 
ahlen, HiimlVcy, sO. 
allrey, Waller,' 
opposite page 7:i. 
ulgrave, t Uement. 21. 
aimer, Edmund, '■>■ 

John, 80, 88. 

Thomas, 3, 7ft. 
arnell ViU, Margaret, 
opposite page 17. 
in, ell I il/,. llobert, 
opposite page 17. 
A Mil, 98-101. 

Ira J., loo. 
lit rick, KliX ibeth, ;;s. 
iiulis, Margerv, 25. 
iiyn, John. 135. 
•' Thomas, 135. 


Payne, Frances, 97. 

" Joane, 1)7. 
Peabody, Nathaniel, 

opposite, page 53. 
Peabody, Sophia, 

opposite page 53. 
Peachk, lui, 102. 
Peacock, John, 71 . 

Pechy, lis, 115. 

Peck, Dorothy. 89. 

" Joseph, 117. 

" William, 81). 
Pecke, John, us. 
Pen bridge, .Jane, 33. 
PENKLLK 1)15 I.A, 137. 

Penkevell, Philip, 42. 
Penne, James, 13. 
Penned, Margaret, 71. 
Perkins, Barbara, 78. 
" Jo., 78. 
" Richard, 48. 
Perkyns, Sara, 48. 
Perkynson, Marsy, <>2. 
" Thomas, 02. 

Pottet, 7-2. 

Phelps, Rachel, 

opposite page 53. 
Philips, John, 131. 
Philllpps, Mary, 82. 

John, 61, 81, 83. 

PlIIl'l'EN, 102. 
Phi^ic k. (John ?), 21. 
Pibe, .John, 81. 
PlCKKUING, bi2. 

Henry, 40. 
Pickman, Hannah, 122. 

John, 122. 
PtCOTT, 130. 
Pike, Elizabeth, 7. 

" Hubert, 4. 
Pilgrim, 102. 
Pillsworthie, Margerie, 23, 
Pinkham, .John, 43, 
Piper, William, 80. 
Pitcher, Jonas, i'J. 

" Robert, 29. 
Pitman, James, 

opposite page 53. 
Plantagenet, Elizabeth, 

opposite pjige 17. 
Phtiilngcnct, John, 

opposite page 17. 
Pla.-se, William, 122. 

Ploant, '■>:. 

Plomlev. William, 102. 
Plott, Alice. 08. 
Pocock, William, 71. 
Poher, John, Pi. 

Pola tie, Alice, 12. 
Pole, .Sir Win., 12. 
Pond, Alice, (il. 

Klianor, 01. 
" Joane, 111. 
John, 01. 
POORB, 103. 

Pordage, 21. 

" Samuel, 21. 

Porter, 21). 

opposite page 5:1. 


Porter, Joseph, 

opposite page 53. 
Potter. 103. 

Potter, Nicholas, 122. 

Robert, 40. 
Powell, Abigaell, 21. 

Elizabeth, 21. 
" Mary, 20. 
" Michael. 21. 

Philip, 20. 
" Sarah. 21. 
Fowling, James, 

opposite page 73. 
Pratt, Edward, !)0. 
Pravnner, Godched, S7. 
Mary, 87. 

Price, 20. 

Oharitie, 103. 
" Stephen, 103. 
" Waller, 31. 
William, 49. 
PltrsCR, 103, 104. 
Prior, Jane, 102. 
Prior.-,, Robert, 118. 
Proctor, John, 35. 
'• Mary, 
opposite page 73. 
Protfyt, Elizebeth, 39. 
Prydeanx, Ralph, 71. 
Pyrnnes, John, 90. 
Pulcifer, Susanna, 123. 
Pnllien, John, 100. 
Punchard, Abigail, 123. 
Pnrcell, Ann, 50. 
Putnam, 101, 105. 
Pye, Henry, 131. 
Margaret, 131. 
" Margery, 119. 
Pym, Elizabeth, 21. 
" John, 21. 
'« Mary, 24. 
Pynner, William. 80. , 
Pvry, William, 00. 
Pytt, Ann. 20. 
'* Closes, 20. 

Quincey dc, Saier, 
opposite page 17. 
Qiiynby, Florence, 3. 
Henry, 3. 


Rainsforde, - 
Ralegh, George, 

Opposite page 10. 
Ralegh, Waller, 

opposite page 17; p. 40. 
Raleigh, Sir Walter, 10. 
Pang- ton, Richard, 77. 
Rathbone, Richard. 131. 
Rawleighc, Kathcrinc, 40 
Iv'uu leve, John, 25. 
Ray, R'ethia, 1 17. 

" Daniel, ]p;, 117. 

" Joshua, 117. 
Rayne, Jone 33. 

Richard, 33. 
Raynold, William, 20. 

Read, «. 

Elizabeth, 101. 

" John, 10. 

Iteade, Edmund, 8. 
" Priscilla, 8. 
" Samuel, 0. 
•' Thomas, 8, 9, 12. 

Redmell, 09. 

Remon, A braham, 136. 
James, 130. 
*« Jane, 130. 
REXOUF, 135. 
Reynolds, Mary, 125. 
Reynwardj Isabel, 
opposite page 40. 
Reynvvard, Sir John, 

opposite page -10. 
Richardson, 135. 
Roberts, Anne, 30 v 

Elizabeth, 3(3. 
George, 108, 109. 
" Margaret, 109. 
Sir Walter, L<i9. 
Roberts ( ?), William, 71. 

Robinson, (!0. 

" Alary, 00. 
" Philip, 00. 
" Raphel,20. 
Robottom, Christopher, 28. 
Rogers, Ezekiel, 85, 80. 
llohailt lie, Eleanor, 

opposite page 17. 
Rohaut de, Roger, 
opposite page 17. 
Roo. Elizabeth, 20. 
Ropes, David, 

oppo.-ite page 53. 
Rosecarocke, John, 42. 
Rongetel le, James, hit. 

" John, 131. 
Roupe, William, 42. 
Rowland, Samuel, 121. 

Ruck, iu.~>. 

" Elizabeth, 110, 111, 

" Joane, 110. 
" John, 108, 110, 111. 
" Samuel, 110. 
14 Thomas, 108, 110, 
111, 112. 
Thomas, 110. 
Rusburgh. Richard, 09. 
Rnsse, Thomas, 00. 
Russell, John, 21. 

.Margaret, 09. 
Richard, 22. 
Rust. Nathaniel, 

opposite page 73. 
li\ caul, Sir Peter, 'J. 

Sabbourne, William, 110. 
Sable, Lewes, 51. 
Sagh, io:j-107. 
Salle, John, 72. 
Sailor, Richard. 31. 
Robert, 31. 

Saltonstall, 35. 

Sandl'ord, Thomas, so. 

Robert, 02. 
Sargent, 107. 
Saunders, liichard, 70. 
Saundl'ord, Lord Gilbert, 

opposite page 17. 
Saundlord, Alice, 

opposite page 17. 


SavndgO, Edward, 50. 
" Thomas, 50. 

Savage, 29, 

Saville, John, 9. 

Mary, 9. 
Scarlett, Edwaul, 20. 
Scoriret, George, 51. 
S"-ott. Kathcrinc, 21. 
Scrope, Loi il. 43. 
Seamoi'S, William. (51. 
Sedgwick. William, 81. 
Segar, William. i8. 
Seleoek, Guy. 911. 
Selwood, William, 25. 
Seniore. Edward, Is. 
Sewall, Stepli., 53. 
Seyliard, Raphe. 97. 
Seymour, Kdward, 

dppusile page 17; p. 18. 
Sharpe; John, jot 
Sharpcy, John, 33. 

Lawrence, .'53. 
SlIEAFK, 107-1 12. 


Sheriffe, Christopher, 111 


Sherman, ] 15. 

John, III. 
44 Samiiell, 114. 
Shore, Jonathan, 
opposite page 53. 

Shortc, !)8. 

Sibley, J. dm, 21. 
Sarah, 21 . 

Simmons. 2!). 

Simon', 138. 
Skillon, Mary. 132. 

binith, 29. 

" Daniel, 1 10, 117, 118 

41 Dorothv, lt).">. 

44 Elizabeth, 110. 

44 Gilbert, 53. 

41 Henrv, I Hi. 117. 118 

44 I <:.(:., 27. 

44 John. 22, 72, 75. 105 

IKi. US. 
44 Judith, 1 1C. 117, 118, 
44 Lewis, 75. 
44 Magdalen, 1 18. 
" Margaret, 75. 
44 Marv, 22. 82. 
• 4 Philip, 75, 
" Robert, 72. 82. 
Thomas 13. 
Smithe. Mowed, 2 t. 

Thomazinc, 75. 
Snooker. John, 52. 
Sohier, < 'hai h-s. 131. 

Kdward, 134. 
Thomas, 134. 
Roincrx, sir George, 129. 
Some) hy. If. G., ion. 
Somer- , .M i 1 1 lie\V , 1 29. 

Sorrell, 2s. 

Sou i n. 1 12, 1 1.;. 

Thomas 55. 
Southwii ke, John. 51. 
S l • a i : ) I \\\ KK, 1 13-1 Hi. 

Mary, 1 17. 

Samuel. 117. 

SnnvkcP, lit. 

Spencer, John, 29. 

Spencer. Riehard, 111. 
Roger. 112. 
44 ile, Eleanor, 
opposite page 17. 
Spencer, llunh, 

oppo.-ite page 17. 
Spenser, Danyell, 111. 

Mii haell, 111. 

Spike 23. 

Sprague, John, 138. 

Thomas, 138. 
Stackhousc, Marv, 31, 32. 

John, 28. 32. 
Stanliope, Sir Edmund. 120. 
Stanhurst. Thomas, !-5. 
Stanton, l 19-118. 

Starr. 51. 

" Henry. 92. 
Staunton, Lawrence, 121, 

St. Croix do. Daniel, 130. 
Stebhing, Elizabeth, 1 Hi. 
Steed, Isabel. 78. 
Stephens, Hercules, 1:51. 
Stevens, Elizabeth, (i2, 1 13. 

Thomas, 02. 
Stickney, Matthew A., 17. 
Stii.huan, lis, 120. 
St. John, Baron. 
A Line- . sister of, opposite 
pa ire 17. 
Stuckliouse, John. 33. 
Stockton, John, 5s, 59. 

44 1'rudence, 58,50. 
stokes, Richard, 50. 
i stokwith. Elizabeth. 07. 

Richard, 97, 
44 Thomas, 07. 
Stone, Robert, 
opposite page 73; pp. 100. 

Stone, Sarah, 
opposite page 73. 

Stoute, si;. 

Elizabeth. 87. 
44 Joanna, ST. 88. 
* l Marv, 87 

William, 87. 88. 
Stranford, I. adv. 28. 
Strangwavcs, sir John, 70. 

" " Nicholas, 79. Anne, 127. 

striker, Hannah, I2.{. 

Thomas, 111. 
Stroude, Alice, Hi:;. 

Strouder, 103. 

Stublis, Robert. 23. 

Stnckey, 111,1 15. 

Sul\ aid, Anne, 90. 

'«■ Edward, 90. 
sun. Thomas. 110. 
su \ iiton, Elizabeth, 48. 

Jnmeu, 48. 
Symea, H.innah, 49. 
" Luke. 5u. 
Margerie, 49. 
Symnell, Uiehard, 02. 
Syuion. John. it. 
I Symond. 'I In. mas. 81. 
! Symoiids, 8. 

Symonds, Alice. 60. 

4> John, 00. 

44 Luce. (ifi. 
Symonest ( ?). William, 59. 
Symons. Itiehard, 92. 
Synghymselte, Roger, 79. 

ilor, John, 23. 
'akyll, John, 25. 

inner, I Hi. 

irrant, Sir William, 4. 

ivlor, Edward. 83. 

Elizabeth, 110. 
'emplyr. Nicholas, 51. 
heren, Agnes, 99. 
hompson, Abigail, 21. 
" Samuel, 21 . 
44 William, 21. 
hourner, William, loo. 
horneton, Joannae, 84. 

J oh i, S I. 
'horpe, Jane, 87. 

'liuvston, 8. 

ickeridge, Agnes, in. 

Thomas, 10. 
il)i>, 120. 121. 
'illinge. John, 99. 
ing, Edward, 13, 14. 

- William, 13. 14, 15, 10 
irrell, Barbara. ..i. 

Francis, 34. 
'ornlins, Samuel, 10. 
Sary, 10. 

>ri{<;i.s, 138. 

HJZl'X, 137. 

mzelJ John, 

ippo>ite page 53. 
'ouzell. Mai)-, 
opposite page 53. 
ouzell, susanna, 
opposite pajje 5:5. 
aw n send . Thomas, C2. 

It A SUE, 121. 
UKDWKl.L, 121. 
leuowtli. John, 
opiiosile page 40. 
roll,. Thorns, 43. 
ncker, Walter, si. 

William, 75. 
niton, Anne, 78. 

John. 78. 

Joseph, 78. 
niton, Marv, 7s. 

Robert, 78. 
nils, Rebecca, 
opposite page 73. 
in nor, Alice, JM, 32. 

Richard, 30, 32, 33. 

Roger, 7o. 
urnor, Uiehard, 28, 31. 
in pin, Klizabel h, 128. 
n r ton, John, H 2, 
yas, J o.i ne, 23. 

nderhill, William, vo. 
nderwoode, Richard, 79. 
nh, John, 102. 
•'• Ku hard, 102. 

alletorl rle, Egellnn, 

Opposite |mgt! 10. 



Valletort de, Elizabeth, 

opposite page 17. 
Valletort de, Hugh, 

opposite page 17; p. 40. 
Valletort de, .Joan, 

opposite page 17. 
Valletort de, Lucia, 

opposite p.'ige 40. 
Valpy, Daniel, 137. 
John, 137. 

Veale, 23. 

Vere de. Hugh, 

opposite page 17. 
Vere de, Isabel, 

opposite page 17. 
Vere de. Joan, 

opposite page 17. 
Vere de, Robert, 

opposite page 17. 
VlEU, 138. 

Vincent, William, 70. 
Vyn, Christopher, 116. 

Wade, Bernard, 130. 
" I >amaris, 130. 
Wake, Anne, 

opposite page 17. 
Wake, Thomas, 

opposite page 17. 
Walker, Elizabeth, 71. 
" Thomas, 31. 

Waller, 130. 

Wallis, Ann, 7. r >, 70. 
opposite page 73. 
Waller, .Iain;, 54. 
" Symon, 54. 
William. 132. 
Walton, lioger, 79. 

" Thomas, 72. 
Walys, John, 4. 

Warde, 28. 

War. In, 31. 

Warren, Thomas, 121. 
Warren, Karl of, Alice, 
sister of, 
opposite page 17. 
Wan en, John, 

opposite page 17. 
Warren dp, William, 
opposite jmgo 17. 

W.VS11IJOI KMC, si o BlilDG- 

Washington, Allen, 12!, 

Waterhouse, Ann, 1 17. 

Elizabeth, 87. 
Ralph, 87. 
" Thomas, 110, 

Waters, 121-uu. 

Waters, Henry F., 1. 

Richard, 117. 
M Sarah, 117. 
Watson, 31, 35. 

.11, .jo. y 
8'J, 92./ 


" Margery, 
opposite page 73. 
Watson, William, 120. 
Way, 130. 
Weuueu, 138. 
Weeks, Alice, 122. 

" Thomas, 122. 
Welche, Margaret, 118. 
Weller, John, 32. 

Richard, 33. 
" Susan, 32. 
Welsh, George, 119. 

" Susan, 119. 
Wesley, Charles, 115. 

" John, 115. 
West, 130. 

" John, 112. 
" Peter, 51. 
Westley, Bartholomew, 

Westly, 114, 115. 

" John, 115. 
Weston, Joane, 84. 

" John, 07. 

" Roberd, ('.7. 

WlIE ATE I. AN I), 130. 
Whileur, Clement, 130. 
" Mary, 130. 

Whipple, 131. 

John, 35. 
" Sarah, 35. 
White, Edward, 133. 
Izabell, 133. 
" Margaret, 23. 
" Stephen, 130. 

Whiting, 110, 117. 

Whitiield, Eliza, 33. 

Robert, 33. 
Whiting, Ann, 117. 

Henry, 117. 
John, 22, 117. 
Mary, 117. 
Sibyl, 22. 

Whilinge, — 111, 115. 

Whitins, 29. 

Whittingham, 58, 59. 

Whitvnge, L4. 

Wiekos, Alice. 122. 

Thomas, 122. 
Wilhornc, Bcnjaby, 21. 
Wilkinson, 132. 
Wilkinson, Alice, 50. 

John, (59. 
WlLLATtD, 131, 132. 

Willard, 107. 

Joseph, 108. 
Willett, Agnes, <;7. 
" Henry, (iU. 

Willett, William, 101. 
Williams, John, 

opposite page 73. 
Williams, Riehard, 49. 
Willis, Thomas, 22. 
WlLLOWES, 133. 

Willows, 110. 

Wilmer, 24. 

" Thomas, 24. 
Winches, John, 55. 
Wingat, Edward, 97, 9b. 

Wingate, 98. 

Winscon ( Marye, 59. 
Winshe, William, 98. 
Winthrop, John, 

opposite page 53. 
Winthrop; Wait, y. 

Wise, 20. 

Woleocke, Anthony, 43. 
Wollaie, Emanuell, 120. 
Wollaston, Ed waul, 78. 
" Henry, 79. 
John," 78. 
Wollaye, Emanuell, 125, 


Wolvington, Magdalen, 10. 
Wood, Anthony, 109. 
James, 19. 
" John, 84. 
Woodbridge, Benj., 115. 

John, 1 15. 

Woodcock, see Bridges. 

Woodcock, Daniel, 13. 

John, 13. 
Mary, 13. 
" Samuel, 13. 
" Sarah, 13. 

William, 13, 14, 
15, 10. 

Woodcocke, Catherine, 20. 
Woudeot, Alice, 10. 

William, 10. 
Woode, Richard, 107. 

Woodward, 21. 

Anne, 21. 
Ezekias, 28. 
" Thomas, 24. 
Woolley, Francis, 27. 

Wootons, 11. 

Worland, 33. 
Wright, Anne. 38. 
Wvlde, Nicholas. 80. 

Wy nclie, 97. 

l « William, 97. 

Wynshe, :i7. 

\V j I cman. Prances, 102. 
Wythers, Nicholas, 64. 

Vate, Sir Thomas, P29. 
Vcrwoodc William. 7'J. 
Young, Elizabeth, 51. 

James, al. 
Vounge, John, 20. 





( Continued?) 

Nathaniel Downeinge of London, gentleman, 7 May, 1G16, proved 14 
May, 1G1G, by liis wife Margaret Downeinge. To be buried in the parish 
Church of St» Dionis Backchurch, London, or elsewhere it shall please my 
executrix. To the poor of St. Dionis and of St. Gabriel Fanchurch, Lon- 
don. To my brother Joseph Downeinge, now dwellings in Ipswich, in the 
County of Suffolk, twenty pounds. To my sister Abigail Goade, wife of 
John Goade, skinner, twenty pounds, and to their son, John Goad, forty 
shillings to make him a cup. To my sister Susanna Kirby, wife of John 
Kirby, skinner, twenty pounds. To my mother in law Mary Cellyn, wid- 
ow, ten pounds and the "Hope [hoop] Ringc " which was my mother's. 
To my brother Joshua Downinge the seal ring of gold that I do wear on 
my hand. And to my brother Emanuel Downeinge I give the like ring of 
gold of the same value & fashion. The residue to my wife Margaret Downe- 
inge, whom I make sole executrix. Whereas I am now seized in fee of and 
in the late dissolved monastery of the " Fryers Carmelites, or the White- 
ffryers," in Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, with the appurtenances, &c. 
— this to wife Margaret and her heirs forever. Cope, 48. 

Sir George Downing of East ITatley, in the County of Cambridge, 
Knight and Baronet; 24 August, lGb'3, with codicil added 7 July, 1684; 
proved 10 July, 1G84. My body to be interred in the vault which I have 
made under the chancel at Crawden, alias Croyden, in the county of Cam- 
bridge, by the body of my wife Frances. Son George Downing, Esq., and 
son William named. Houses in or near King Street, in the city of West- 
minster, lately called Hampden House, which I hold by long lease from 
the Crown, and Peacock Court there, which I hold by lease from the Col- 
legiate Church of St. Feter, Westminster ; all which are now demolished 
and rebuilt, or rebuilding, and (called Downing Street. To Edward Lord 
Viscount Morpeth and Sir Henry Pickering,* Baronet, my son-in-law, in 

* This Sir Henry Pickering was son and heir of Sir Henry Pickering of Whaddon, who 
was created a Baronet 2 January, 1660. He was of Barbados in 1695, and had two wives, 
Philadelphia, daughter of sir George Downing, by whom he had two daughters, Mary and 
Anne (who both died without issue), and secondly, Grace, daughter of Constant Silvester, 
Esq, (See Reg. xxx vli. 385.) At his death, in 1705, the title became extinct. (Sec Add. 
MS. 24493, British Museum.)— H. P. W. 

trust, &c. Bequests to sons Charles m tl William Downing, and to three 
daughters, Lucy, Mary and Anne, at - e of twenty-one years or day of 
marriage. The guardianship and c . t< ly of the persons of these three 
daughters entrusted to my dear dan . ;. , r Frances Cotton. Bequests to 
daughter Cotton's children, Francis, h . n and Thomas, and to Elizabeth 
and Frances, the two daughters of u ate daughter Pickering deceased; 
also to nephew John Peters, niece y Spicer, nephew Joshua Down- 
ing and M r Edmond Woodroffe, one aiy clerks in my office in the Ex- 
chequer. Hare, 139. 

This Indenture made the Thirtee... ay of Sept. Anno Dom. one thou- 
sand seuen hundred and in the twelfth yeare of the Reigne of our Soue- 
raign Lord William the third, by the grace of God of England, Scotland, 
ffraiice and Ireland King, defender of the Faith &c a . 

Between Charles Downing of London in the Kingdome of England 
Esq* of the one part and Thorndike Procter of Salem in the Countey of 
Essex within his Maj tios Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land in America, yeoman, on the other part [then follows the ordinary 
phraseology of conveyance of a tract of three hundred acres in Salem 
which was] formerly the farme of Emanuel Downing of Salem aforesaid 
Gent: Deceased, Grandfather of the said Charles Downing, purchased by 
the said Emanuel Downing of one Robert Cole unto whome the same was 
granted by the said town of Salem one thousand six hundred thirty and 
five* [together with other parcels of land which had belonged to Emanuel 
Downing. And the grantor warrants the purchaser that he may hold 
these premisses] free and clear or well and sufficiently Indemnified saued 
and kept harmless of and from all and all manner of former and other gilts, 
grants, bargaines, sales, leases, releases, mortgages, Joyntures, Dower, 
Judgments, Executions, Extents, wills, Entails, llines, fforfeitures, titles, 
troubles, charges and Incumbrances whatsoever had, made, done, commit- 
ted, knowledged or suffered by the said Charles Downiug, S r George Down- 
ing, Baron 1 , late father of the said Charles, and the abouesaid Emanuel 
Downing or any of them. 

This Indenture was signed by the grantor, Charles Downing, Esq ro , and 
his wife, Sarah Downing, and their seals affixed on the day and year first 
nbovewritten. Deeds of Essex Co., Mass., Hook 7. Lvs. 7 to 10. 

The will of Sir George Downing, Knight of the Bath & Baronet, pro- 
viding (in default of male issue to his cousin) for the foundation of a new 
college in the University of Cambridge, "which college shall bo called by the 
name of Downing College," was dated 20 December, 1717, and proved 13 
June, 1710. Lisle, 179. 

[The foregoing extracts show clearly enough the connection of this family with 
New England, a family whose name, associated as it is with a street in which had 
been, for ho many years, the official residence of the Prime Minister of England, 
the centre of the greatest and most wide-spread empire of modern times, and with a 
college in one of the most famous universities of the world, is known wherever the 
English language is spoken, and bids fair to last so long as English history shall be 
read . 

Prom some MS. notes furnished me by my very obliging friend Mr. T. C. Noble, 
whose authority on matters connected with the history of the great metropolis 
of the world and its surrounding parishes is unquestioned, I find that Sir George 
Downing was rated for a house in kl New Pallaco" (New Palace Yard, Westmin- 
ster) for twenty years previous to 1083, that in 17^8 the rentals of the whole of 

* This must ho n mistake for 1638. (See Book of Grants, Salem, edited by William P. 
Upham, Esq.)— H. F. W. 


Downing Street (for assessment) amounted to less than £1000, and in 1828 the total 
Was £3000. At the present time (1883) the whole street is occupied by the offices 
of the government and the residences of the First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor 
of the Exchequer, &c. From the tl Memorials of Westminster," by the Rev. Mac- 
kenzie E. C. "\\ r alcott, we learn that " The official residence of the First Lord of the 
Treasury formerly belonged to the Crown : King George I. gave it to Baron Bothmar, 
the Hanoverian Minister, for life. After his death King George 11. offered the house 
to Sir Robert Walpole, who only accepted it upon the condition that it should be 
attached to the Premiership forever. Since that time, therefore, Downing Street is 
inseparably connected with the name of every successive Prime Minister of Eng- 
land." Chapter III. of the Appendix to these Memorials gives us additional in- 
formation, including a list of the successive occupants of the oflicial residence down 
to July 6, 1846. " Sir Robert Walpole accepted it in 1732, and came to reside here 
22 Sept. 1735." " In the small waiting-room of No. 14, for the first and only tiiue 
in their lives met Sir Arthur Wellesley and Lord Nelson ; the latter was well known 
to Sir Arthur from the prints in the shop windows ; they conversed together for 
some minutes; on parting Lord Nelson went out of the room and asked the name 
of the stranger whose conversation and appearance had made a deep impression upon 

I am informal by William II. Richardson, Esq., F.S.A., who is now annotating 
" The Annals of Ipswiche, by N. Bacon,"* that George Downing, who was un- 
doubtedly the father of Emanuel and Nathaniel Downing, was master of the Gram- 
mar School, Ipswich, about the years Ui07 to 1010. His son Emanuel, baptized in 
the parish church of St. Lawrence, Ipswich, 12 August, 1585, married at Grotou, 
Suffolk, 10 April , 1022, Lucy (baptized 27 January, 1001), daughter of Adam Win- 
throp, Esq., and sister of Governor John YVinthrop. Mr. Downing was a lawyer 
of the Inner Temple, London, Attorney in the Court of Wards, and seems to have 
lived in the parishes of St. Bridget and of St. Michael, Cornhill. He came over to 
New England in 1038, took up his abode in Salem, was admitted into the church 
4 November of the same year, and frequently represented the town in the General 
Court of the colony. The date of his death is not known, nor has any record yet 
been found of any will made by him. We have seen what became of his farm in 
Salem. His town residence was conveyed, 8 August, 1050, by Lucie Downing of 
Salem, with consent of Emanuel Downing her husband (as is recited in the deed) to 
their son Lieut. Joseph Gardner, as the dower of their daughter Ann on her mar- 
riage with Lieut. Gardner. It was described as a messuage or tenement in Salem 
situated upon four acres of ground entire, having the Common on the cast, the 
Street or highway that runs from the meeting-house to the harbor on the south, and 
the lane that goes to the North River on the West. This property comprises the 
various estates now included between St. Peter, Essex, Newbury and Browne 
Streets. Lieut. Gardner and his wife sold various lots at either end to sundry 
members of the Gardner family, and to Deacon Richard Prince and Mr. William 
Browne, Jr. The house, which stood where the residence of the late Col. Francis 
IVabody stands, remained as (he homestead of Mrs. Gardner. Alter the untimely 
loss oi her first husband, who was killed in the great Swamp Fight, 10 December, 
1075, she took for a second husband Simon Bradstreet, Esq. ; but by the terms of the 
marriage contract oi 2 May, 1070, the ownership of the homestead remained with 
her. It was afterwards commonly known as the Bradstreet house, and was torn 
down in 1750, having previously been used as a tavern. On page 75 of the first vol- 
ume of the REGISTER, and on page 185 of the fourth volume of Historical Collections 
of the Iwsex Institute, may be seen an engraving representing this bouse, in which 
♦Sir George Downing probably passed his boyhood while under (the tuition of the 
Rev. John Fisk, preparing for entrance into Harvard College, from which be was 
graduated in that famous first class of 1612. For along account of him and his 
family, and a list of his published works, Bee Sibley's Harvard Graduates, vol. i. 
pp. 28-51. 

Nathaniel Downing, brother of Emanuel and uncle of Sir George, was baptized 
in the church of St. Mary at the Tower, Ipswich, 8 October, If>s7. He married, 0 
May, 1013, Margaret, daughter of Doctor Daniel Selyne (or Selin), a French phy- 
sician, who died 19 March, 1011-15, and in his will (Rudd, 28) mentions his son- 
in-law Nathaniel Downing. Mr. Downing seems to have had one son, Daniel, bap 
tizedatSt. Dionis Backchurch, 5 April, Kil l, and buried live days afterwards. 

In the Whitehall Evening Post of Fehr. 11, 1761, is this letter : 

* The valuable MS. referred to in note, pp. li>7-8| vol. .\xxvli. UfiO. 


" To the Printer &c. Sir 

By the death of Sir Jacob Garrard Downing Car* an estate of about 5 or 
6000 pr annum falls to the University of Cambridge, to build a college, to be called 
Downing College. The late Sir George Downing, of Gamlingay, in Cambridge- 
shire, Bar', having left it to the late Sir Jacob Garrard, and his Heirs male ; for 
want of such Issue, to the rev: M r Peters, late Lecturer of S l Clement-Danes & his 
Heirs male : both of whom having died without such Issue, the Estate descends as 
above. The Original of the Family was D r Calibut Downing, one of the Preachers 
in the Rebel Army, & a great man with Hump: and his sun, afterwards Sir Geo: 
Downing, & the first Baronet of the Family, was made Envoy from Cromwell to the 
States-General, and got a great Estate, owing to this incident. When King Charles 
the 2 J was travelling in Disguise in Holland, to visit the Queen Mother, attended 
only by Lord Falkland, & putting up at an Inn, after he had been there some Time, 
the Landlord came to these strangers and said, there was a Beggar-man at the Dooi , 
very shabbily dressed, who was very importunate to be admitted to them ; on which 
the King seemed surprised, & after speaking to Lord Falkland, bid the Landlord 
admit him. As soon as this Beggar-man entered, he pulled off his Beard (which 
he had put on for a 'Disguise) & fell on his knees, & said he was M r Downing, the 
Resident from Oliver Cromwell ; & that he had received Advice of this intended 
visit from his Majesty to the Queen ; and that, if he ventured any farther, he wuuld 
bo assassinated ; & begged secrecy of the King, for that his Life depended upon it, 
& departed. The King was amazed at this, & said to Lord Falkland, How could this 
be known 7 there were but you & the Queen knew of it. Therefore the Queen must 
have mentioned this to somebody who gave Advice of it to his Enemies. How- 
ever, the King returned back, whereby this Design was prevented. Upon this, after 
the Restoration, Sir George Downing was rewarded, made a Baronet & Farmer of the 
Customs, &c. (Xso., whereby this large Estate was raised. 

Besides the above Estate of Sir Jacob Garret Downing Bar 4 , which devolves on 
the University of Cambridge, another fine Estate, with a handsome house at Put- 
ney, falls to hia Lady." 

In the London Chronicle of Jan. 9, 1772, is this Article : 

" We are assured that the Heirs at Law [B. P. Ewer of Bangor who married a 
Barnardiston] of Sir Jacob Downing Bar 1 have applied for a Royal Charter to found 
& incorporate the College at Cambridge. A spot is fixed upon for erecting this ed- 
ifice, which is a spacious Piece of ground, fit for the Purpose, on the South Side of 
the Town, opposite the Physic Garden, & between Pembroke L Emanuel Colleges, 
A Design is preparing & Application making to the Owners of the Ground which 
belongs to several Bodies Corporate ; & as soon as an Act of Parliament can be ob- 
tained to impower them to sell, this noble Benefaction will bo carried into imediate 
Execution." — u. v. w. 

The English genealogical works which attempt to give the ancestry of Sir George 
Downing, ciaronet, give it erroneously. The error seems first to have been promul- 
gated by Anthony a Wood in his Athena) Oxoniensis, published lG01-5i, where, 
m an account of Dr. Cnlybute Downing, the Puritan writer, son of Calybutc Down- 
ing of Shenuington, Gloucestershire, Sir George is called his son. The error has 
been copied into several Baronetages. Dr. Downing's ancestry has been carried 
back through his grandfather, Arthur, of Lexham in Norfolk, to his great-grand- 
father Geoffrey Downing of Norwich, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Wingfield. There are no indications of a relationship between this family and that of 
George Downing of Ipswich, Suffolk, who, as Mr. Waters shows, was father of 
Emanuel, the father of Sir George. Savage names Mary, wife of Anthony Stoddard ; 
James; Anne, wife of ('apt. Joseph Gardner and afterwards of Gov. Simon Brad- 
street; John; and Dorcas, as other children of Emanuel Downing; and there was 
probably also a son Joshua (Mass. Hist. Coll. 4th S. vi. 79). Emanuel Downingan- 
nounces liis intention to leave New England in the fall of 1654 with Gen. Sedgwick 
(Ibid. p. Hi), lie was living as late as Sept. <*>, 1658, in Edinburgh (Hud. p. hi;). 
llis wife was living in England, June "J7, 1662 (Ibid. p. 54 1). The place and date 
of death of neither are known. Interesting letters from Emanuel Downing and 
other members of his family, are printed in the volume of the Mass. Hist. Cull, cited. 

Henry Downing, lather ol Col. Adam Downing, distinguished as an officer in 
William LII.'s army in Ireland, may have been, ns represented by Burke ( Ext. ami 
Dorm, Baronetage, ed. 1 H 11, p. 1(>.'> ; Landed Gentry, ed. 1853, i. 153), a son of Dr. 
Calybute. W e find no evidence that Sir George had a brother Henry. 


It is not probable that Wood obtained his information from the family, for the 
deed of which Mr. Waters gives an abstract proves that Charles Downing, son of Sir 
George, knew that his grandfather's name was Emanuel so late as 1700, eight years 
alter the publication of Wood's Athena). The following letter, copied for us by 
G. D. Scull, Esq., of Oxford, England, from the original, shows that Wood, while 
engaged on his work, applied to the Rev. Increase Mather for information about the 
Downings, but with little success : 


I have yours of 2() lh Tnstant. There never was any Dr Downing in New 
England. It is true y l Sir George Downing (who was knighted by Charles 2 lld ) 
had his education in y c Colledge there ; but had no other degree there besides y l of 
Bachelor of Art. Nor do any in that colledge proceed further than Master of arts 
alter seven years standing, as 'tis in Oxford and Cambridge. We never (which is 
pity) had any Doctors. I am ashamed to tell you that I cannot procure any 
f urther account concerning non conformist writers. 1 have really laboured to grat- 
ify you to my power. I heartily wish there were more publick spirits in the world. 

Sir Your servant, 1. Mather. 

London July 23—1691. 
To M r Anthony Wood near Merton College in Oxford." 

An equally inexplicable error will bo pointed out in this article when we come 
to the will of Sir W illiam Phips, who is represented in English books to be ances- 
tor of the present Marquis of Normanby. Both errors have years ago been pointed 
out by our countrymen. The second volume of Hutchinson's Massachusetts, which 
was reprinted in England in 17G8, gives the true christian name of the father of Su" 
George Downing. — Editor.] 

Thomas Warnett, now of James City in Virginia, merchant, 13 Feb- 
ruary, H)29, proved 8 November, 1630, by Thomazine Warnet, relict and 
executrix. To M rl * Elizabeth Pott one Corfe and crosse cloth, of wrought 
gold and to D r John Pott (1) five thousand of several sorts of nayles. To 
Francis Pott four score pounds of tobacco which he oweth me. To M r 
Francis Boulton, minister, one firkin of butter, one bushel of white salt, 
six pounds of candles, one pound of pepper, one pound of ginger, two bush- 
els of meal, one rundlett of ink, six quires of writing' paper and one pair of 
silk stockings. To John Johnson's wife six pounds of soap, six pounds of 
white starch and oik; pound of blue starch. To John Browning's wife one 
thousand of pins, one pair of knives carved with two images upon them, 
twelve pounds of white standi and two pounds of blue starch. To the wife 
of M r John Uptone one sea green scarf edged with gould Ian', twelve 
pounds of white starch and two pounds of blue starch. TV) my friend iM r 
Thomas Burges by second best, sword and my best, felt hat. To John Gre- 
vett's wife one pair of sheets, six table napkins, three towels and one table 
cloth marked with T. W., six pounds of soap, six pounds of white starch 
and one pound of blue starch. To Thomas Key's wife one gilded looking 
gla.^s. To Sarg* John Wane's (2) wife four bushels of meal and one rundlett 
of four gallons of vinegar, one half pound of kk threed " of several colours, 
twenty needles, six: dozen of silk and thred buttons, oik; pewter candlestick 
& oik; pewter chamberpot. To Roger Thompson's wile one half bushel of 
while sail, one. pound of pepper and one jar of oil. To Benjamin Syuies (3) 
Olie weeding hoc. To George Mulcstoil oik; bowing" hot; & 0116 axe. 
To John Goillldry one bar of lead of twenty pound weight and three pound. 

To John Ilattone one black frit bat, one, suit of gre^ kersie, one shirt 
marked T. \V., four pairs of Irish stockings, two pairs of my own wearing 

shoes, oik! bar of h ad ami six pounds of powder. To John Southerne ( 1) 

si x pounds of candles, one Poland cap furred ami one pair of red slippers. 
To Michael Batt (5) bis wife two bushels of meal. 


The rest of my temporal estate in Virginia, my debts being paid ami 
legacies paid & discharged, to wife Thomazine, whom I appoint executrix. 
Friends John Soulherne and James Stome overseers. To the former one 
black heaver hat and gold hand, one doublet of black chainlet and one pair 
of black hose; and to James Stome my best sword and a gold belt. 

The witnesses were Francis Boltone (G) & John Southerne. 

Scroope, 105. 

[The following, from Harl. MS. (Brit. Mus.), 1561, f. 142, undoubtedly given the 
pedigree of the testator of the above will, and indicates his place of residence before 
liis migration. 

John Warnet of = Susan, d. of "Ridley 

Ilempsted, Sussex. 

of VVhellebeech, Sussex. 

Francis Warnet=Anne, d. of Thomas Warnet=rhomazin. d. Catharine. Susan, 

of ilempsted, 
ob. v. p. 

Edw. Boys, of Southwark 
of eo. Kent, in co. Surrey, 

and heir of 
Wm. Hall of 
eo. Norfolk. 

Edmond Warnett. Thomas, 3 y. old 1(523. 



ux r Edmond 
Jordan of ( lat- 
wick, co. Surrey. 

II. F. W. 

1. Dr. John Pott, the legatee mentioned, was doubtless the John Pott, A.M., 
M.D., physician for the colony of Virginia, who arrived with his wile Elizabeth in 
October, 1621, in the ship George. lie; was appointed on the recommendation of 
Dr. Theodore Gulston, the founder of the Gulstonian lectureship of Anatomy, s'ill 
maintained by the London College of Physicians. In the Virginia Land Records, 
Book No. 1, p. 8, he appears as a grantee, on August 1 1th, 1624, of three acres of 
land in kt James Cittie," and is mentioned as a " Doctor of Physicke " and a mem- 
ber of the " Couneill." Francis West, the governor of the colony and a younger 
brother of Lord Delaware, departing for England March 5th, 10*28, Dr. Pott suc- 
ceeded him as governor, and so nerved until some time in March, 1030, when he 
was superseded by Sir John Harvey. Pott was then arraigned lor pardoning Ed- 
ward VVallis, condemned for murder and cattle stealing. This was the first trial by 
jury in the colony. Pott was found guilty and confined to his plantation at I Jar- 
rope, now Williamsburg, until the King's pleasure could be ascertained. Gover- 
nor Harvey forwarded the recommendation of the Council for his pardon, and Mrs. 
Pott crossed the ocean and pleaded her husband's cause. The commissioners to 
whom the petition was referred reported to the King that ''condemning him lor 
felony was very rigorous, if not erroneous," and recommended that he should be 
restored to liberty and his estate, and the practice of his profession." 

2. I find in the State Land Registry a grant of 300 acres to John Wayne (render- 
ed in the Index, Waine) in Charles River County (as the County of York was first 
called), May 10th, 1038. Book No. I, p. 5011. 

3. It may be recalled that Benjamin Symmes is reported in 1018 as having 
founded in the colony a free school, which he endowed with two hundred acres of 
land, a good house, forty milch cows and other appurtenances. 

4. There is a grant also of record to John Southerne. " Gent." (in all probability 
him of the will), of twenty-lour acres in ''James Cittie'," September 1st, IG'27. 
Book No. l, p. 55. 

5. M ich a ell Bat t appears as a grantee of one acre of land in "James Cittie Is- 
land," September 20tli, 16.43, Book No. 1, p. 890. Grants also appear contempo- 
raneously to John, William and Henry Batt, Batte or Halts, us the name is various- 
ly rendered. The descendants of William and Henry Batte (as the name now ob- 
tains), brothers, are quite numerous in Virginia, and of high respectability. 

('). The Rev. Francis Boulton, Boltone or Bolton, as the name is variously render- 
ed, who had been 2'Ccommendcd by the Karl of Southampton lor home vacant parish 


in Virginia, arrived in the colony in the slop George, as above, and was assigned to 
Elizabeth City, to reside with Captain Thomas Newce. — K. A. Brock, of Richmond t 

George Pen wick, of Worminghurst, co. Sussex, Esquire, '1 February, 
IGoG, with codicil of l J March, 1 030, proved 27 April, 1007, by Elizabeth 
Fenwick, daughter and executrix. To wife Katherine, &c. &c. ; to my 
most natural and dear mother, M' b Dorothy Clavering; to brother Claudius 
and his heirs male my lands in Brenckborn and Nether Framlington in the 
county of Northumberland ; to my nephew Thomas Ledgard and his heirs 
male land in Thirston and Tillington in Northumberland ; to my sister 
Ledgard and my sister Cullick each fifty pounds ; to my brother Ledgard 
and my brother Cullick, each ten pounds ; to my sister Cul lick's children 
one hundred pounds apiece ; to my niece Clifton fifty pounds, and to niece 
Bootflower's hoy fifty pounds ; to my daughter Elizabeth and daughter 
Dorothy ; to Ralph Fenwick, a scholar of Christ Church, Oxford, ten 
pounds a year; to my daughters land in Sussex that descends to them from 
their uncle Edward Apsley, Esquire, deceased. 

The above he declared to he his will 1<> March, 1656. In the codicil he 
bequeaths to his sister Cullick and her children all his estate in New Eng- 
land ; and also five hundred pounds to the public use of that country of New 
England if " my " loving friend Edward Hopkins think lit. lie makes 
bequests to his friend Robert Leeves and to his servant Moses Fryer. To 
Dame Elinor Selby of Barwick he leaves ten pounds and desires her to 
undertake the education of Dorothy. His father-in-law Sir Arthur Iiessle- 
rigg to accept the mean remembrance of forty shillings to buy a ring. He 
also mentions his cousin Lawrence and his wife, his cousin Strickland and 
his lady, his ancient acquaintance and dearly beloved friend Sir Thomas 
Widdrington, his dear and good friend M r Edward Hopkins, late warden of 
the licet, his friend Aaron Gourdon, Dr. of Physic, his friend M r Tempest 
Milner, alderman of London, and the latter's kinsman Robert Key, his 
father-in-law, M r Claveringe, and Thomas Burrell of Brinckborn, North- 
umberland. He gives six pounds per annum to Tristram Fenwick for life, 
forty shillings to M. r Ogle of Leith in Scotland, and twenty shillings to the 
widow Clarke of Weltlon. Ruthen, lu8. 

| l*lio liunily ol Forster, of Mewhnm, from which Col. George Fenwick and his sis- 
tor Mrs. Ivli/.ahetli Cullick derived their descent, arc said by Mundy to be descended 
vmiL of the house of Furs tor of Others ton. In tliis latter family the baptismal name 
of Kcignold often occurs, suggesting the possible origin of Reginald Forster of Ip- 
swich. They bore Argent, a chevron vert between three bugle-horns stringed sable. 
" verses were sett about the Amies, ' ; says Mundy : 
" let uh derly them hold 

to mind ther worthy nes 

that wch our parent's old 

hath left us to pusses." 
Col. Fenwick's first wife and the mother of his children, was Alice, relict of Sir 
•John Botteler, knight, and daughter of Sir Edward Apsley of Thackhain in county 
Sussex, knight. One of her sisters, Elizabeth, was the wife of Sir Albert Morton, 
Secretary Oi State to King dames. His second wife, Cat herine, was eldest daugh- 
ter of the famous Sir Arthur Uazelrigg of Noseley Hall, in Leicestershire. The 
monument erected to the memory of Col. Fenwick in the church at Berwick, which 
he is said to have been principally instrumental in building, shows that he died l "» 
March, 1656. It, will be noticed that his sister Elizabeth, wife ol Capt. John Cul- 
lick, does not appear on the following pedigree, probably not having been horn 
until alter 1615, when the visitation was made. The " bister Ledgard " was Mary, 
wife of Thomas Ledgard. 


Tho following pedigree is extracted from Richard Mundy's copy of Visitations of 
Northumberland, 1575 and 1615, Hail. MS. 1551, U'. 20, 51 : 
Thomas dom 3 = 
de ffenwick miles I 
An 0 4. E. 2. I 

Will" 1 de ffenwick = 
iniles 17. E. 3. I 

Rubertus de ffenwick = Elinor. Petrus, &>c. 

JohanncH Fenwick = Elizebetha h'lia Alani de Ilettou, 
miles | 

Johannes Fenwick^ Alanus. 
A rmiger ) 

John Fenwick= 

Johannes Fenwick= Catherina filia 
domEshenden miles I YYilmi Plumpton militis. 

Johannes Fenwick miles — Elizebetha filia Rogeri de Woderingioif, 
. 1 

Ilenericus Fenwick = 

Mary, d. & h. of Wm.^Jobn Fenwick of Fenwick— Eli/, d. & Roger Vv\xlenngtoo, 
JStrother 1 wife | 

issue, j 

Gerard Fenwicke = .... d. & heire of S r Walter Bourghton 
0 bun 1 of in co. Northumberland. 

Tristram ffenwick Margarc tt, d. of ... Qgelcf Bothell. 
3 son 

George ffenwick = Dorathey d. of Gregory 3 William- Margerett, ux. 
of Krinekbome, I John Forster of Robert Ogle 

1015. |_ No wham. 

r n i [ i " i " ~ " ~ I 

George ffenwick William 2 Mary Gregory 3 Henry 4 Claudius* Margarett 
12~yereold 1(115. — n. b\ w.J 

William Hatiiorne, of Binficld in the County of Bcrlo, yeoman, 18 
May, 1650, proved 2 JMay, LC51; l)y Sara Ilathornc, the widow and exec- 
utrix. To tin; poor of the parish of I3infield twenty shilliugs, to be dis- 
tributed on the day of my burial. To ftobert llathorue, my son, all that 
my messuage or tenement now in tho tenure of my brother-in-law John 
Lawrence, situate and being in Bray, in tlm County of Berks, together with 
all barns, stables, outhouses, orchards, gardens, backsides, easments, profits 
and hereditaments thereto belonging; ami also thai my cottage closes and 
parcels of land, pasture and meadow, lying and being in Bray afor< said, and 


hereafter particularly mentioned. That is to say, one bant with two or- 
chards and live closes of pasture and meadow called Neatherhouse barn, 
neathouse mead, the two Butts, Bishopps cloase and the backside, containing 
in all eighteen acres, more or less, lying together near unto the said mes- 
suage and abutting upon Oakely Greene towards the North, — (other lots, of 
four acres and of eighteen acres respectively, abutting upon Oakely Green 
towards the South), one cottage, with a hay house and backside, late in the 
teuure of Richard Braiser, containing one acre, more or less, abutting upon 
Okely Greene aforesaid towards the North; also one close and one pidle 
of pasture ground called Godlers, containing seven acres, adjoining to a 
lane leading out of Okeley Greene into Did worth Green towards tin; 
South, to have unto the said Robert Hal home my son & his heirs forever, 
upon trust, &c— that they shall give and pay unto William Hathorne, my 
eldest son, his executors or assigns, the sum of one hundred pounds of law- 
ful money of England within two years next after my decease, and unto 
John Hathorne, my son, &c, twenty pounds within three years, &c. Ftem, 
I give unto Nathaniel Hathorne, my son, twenty shillings in money. Fur- 
ther unto John Hathorne twenty pounds, if living, otherwise to his wife 
and children, within one year next after my decease. To Edmond Ha- 
thorne, my youngest son (thirty acres and more in Bray) upon the trust 
and contidence and to the end, intent and purpose that the said Edmond 
Hathorne, my son, his heirs or assigns, shall give and pay unto Elizabeth, 
my daughter, the wife of M. r Richard Davenporte, her executors or as- 
signs, the sum of forty pounds of lawful money of England within two 
years next alter my decease. To Anne, my daughter, wile of Hugh Smith, 
twenty shillings, and to Elizabeth, her daughter, live shillings. To Robert, 
Sara, Anne and ruitherine, the children of my son-in-law Philip Lee. li\e 
shillings apiece. 

The residue, my debts being paid, my funeral expenses discharged and 
this my last will and testament in all things duly performed, to Sara Ha- 
thorne, my wife, whom I ordain and make sole executrix. 

The witnesses were John Sowthey als llayle, Thomas Dyer and Robert 
Southey als Hayle. Grey, tt7. 

Sara Hathorne (by mark) of Binfield in the County of Berks, widow, 
5 September, ll!,V>, proved I I March, LOjo, by Nathaniel Hathorne, son 
and sole executor. To the poor of Binliold twenty shillings, to be bestowed 
on such as have most need, at the discretion of my executors, on the day 
of burial. To Robert Hathorne, my son, a round table in the chamber 
over the Hall, with a drawer to him, a great joyned chair in tint parlor, my 
elm chest in the chamber over the parlor, a great pair of andirons standing 
in the parlor, two pillow beares, one of them Holland pillow beare and the' 
other of them a flaxen pillow beare, two silver spoons, one of my best 
joined stools in the hall, a cupboard cloth wrought with blue at. the ends 
and a great brazen candlestick. To Anne, my daughter, the wife of Hugh 
Smith, my best leather bed ami bolster belonging to him, a feather pillow, 
two blaukets, my green rug, my green sea curtains and valians to them, two 
pair of my better sheets, the fourth part of all my pewter, my lesser brass 
pot and pothooks, my little skilled., ;ill my wearing apparell, thin: of my 
bigger milk howl.--, a low leather chair, ray best green matted chair, the 
biggest chest that was her fathers and ten pounds of lawful money of Eng- 
land. To my two grandchildren Anne Lee and [Catherine Lee, twenty 
shillings apiece. To all the residue ol my grandchildren, thai is to say, 


Sara Hathorne, Elizabeth Hathorne and Elizabeth Hathorne, Susanna 
Hathorne, Nathaniel Hathorne, William Smith and Elizabeth Smith, the 
several .sums often shillings apiece, To Anne Middleton, my late servant, 
ten shillings. 

The residue to son Nathaniel Hathorne, who is to be sole executor. The 
witnesses were John Yonges and Ilenrie Otwaie (by mark). 

Berkley, 3-1. 

[The foregoing will of William Hathorne of Binfield confirms the guess made in 
1679, as to the English home of the American family of Hathorne, and the inter- 
marriage of Lieut. Richard Davenport, of New England, with that family. (.Sec 
Gleanings from English Records, hy Euimerton and Waters, Essex Institute, 
Salem, Mass., where sundry abstracts of English wills may he found, and paternal 
and maternal pedigrees of the distinguished author Nathaniel Hawthorne.) Bin- 
field, Bray and Oakley Green are all in the North Eastern part of Berkshire, a little 
West and South West of Windsor. From a History and Antiquities of the Hun- 
dred of Bray, hy Charles Kerry, London, 180 1 , 1 learn that there was a manor of 
Cruchfielda and Hawthorne, that a William Hawthorne was one of the tenants 
of kk Queen Lease " in the parish of Bray and Manor of Bray, 1050 ; in the " lien- 
tall of the Manor of Bray, 1650," William Hawthorne is charged one pound per an- 
num for all lands holden of the manor, Thomas Hawthorne is charged three shil- 
lings, the heirs of Robert Hawthorne five shillings, and William Hawthorne, Jr., 
five pence. In " The Assert Rent of Bray, 1058," under the title "Oakley," 1 
find "Robert Hauthornc for house and lands," six shillings lour pence, "Tho- 
mas Hauthorne ditto," three shillings three pence halfpenny, and " Henery Hau- 
thorne for lands," seven shillings. William Hawthorne was one of the church 
wardens in Bray, A. D. 1600. By Indenture dated 10 January, 6 James (1609); 
Sir John Norris confirmed unto William Goddard, William Hathorne, Thomas 
Westcott and live others, and their heirs, all those piddles or parcels of ground 
severally lying in certain hamlets and tithings of the parish of Bray in the county 
of Berks, whereupon small cottages and other edifices were erected and built, con- 
taining in the whole, hy estimation, live acres," &C, intrust for the "relief of 
such poor, impotent and aged persons as from time to time thereafter should he 
dwelling within the said parish, and to the intent that the poorest and most aged 
and impotent persons of the said parish should he provided for ever of houses and 
habitation." By an Indenture dated 14 January, 1621, it appears that William 
Hawthorn and Thomas Westcott, who were the surviving trustees, associated with 
themselves eight other substantial inhabitants of the parish as feoffees in trust, &c. 
By Indenture of feoffment hearing date 1 September, lti,")7, it appears that Thomas 
Wilcox: M as the surviving trustee. On page 110 of the History may be found " The 
Legend of Hawthorn," which narrates the finding of two pots of gold on Haw- 
thorn Hill, near Cruchfield (but a little way from Binfield), and on page 111 siui- 
dn not ices of the name of Hawthorne, gathered from court rolls, registers and other 
authentic sources ; from which it appears that John Hothoriidied 1520, leaving Hen- 
ry Hothorn his son and heir. Henry died 1531, leaving Roger his son and heir. In 
1535 a field of Thomas Hothorne adjoined one held by John Bysshop in " Oryche- 
feld." In 1533 Thomas Hothorne was appointed collector for the lands he ( Bys- 
shop) held called " Ohaunters " by the yearly rent of twenty shillings nine pence. 
William Hothorn died 1538; leaving William his son and heir. William Haw- 
thorne was a copyhold tenant 1601 and church warden 1600-02. Thomas Hawthorn 
jun. purchased " Brownings" in Holyport, 1(502. John Hawthorne held a coppice 
at Binfield called " Picking's 1'oints," 1005. One of this family married Anne, 
daughter of Gilbert Loggins, circa 1005. And Robert Hawthorne's name occurs 
1656 to 1661.— u. P. w.| 

Nathanikl Hathorne, of Cookham in County Berks, gentleman, 27 
September, 1 652, proved 29 JuL', L654, by Martha Hathorne, the relict 
and executrix. To wife Martha eight hundred pounds in lieu of her joint- 
ure and thirds, &c. My manor of South Brahaui* in the county of Som- 
erset. Estates in the counties of Devon, Somerset and Berks. My four 

Probably South Bruhnm (or Brewham) in the Hundred of Bruton.— u. v. w. 


brothers in-law, Thomas Loggins, John Whistler, Ralphe "Whistler and Tho- 
mas Whistler, gentleman. My three own sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and 
Anne, and John Laurence, the husband of Anne. My son-in-law Wil- 
liam Mattingly and Jone his wile. My kinsman William Eldridge and 
Judith his wife. Anne Wiuche, the wife to my nephew John Which. My 
nephew William Winche. The poor of Cookham and South l>raham. 
Wife Martha to be "executrix, and two loving- kinsmen, Dr. Daniel Whist- 
ler of Gresham College, and John Wiuche, of London, haberdasher, to he 
overseers. One of the witnesses was John Hathorne. Alehin, 251. 

[This testator was, of course, brother to the foregoing William Hathorne and un- 
cle to the American immigrant. 

It is with a peculiar satisfaction, it must he confessed, that the compiler of these 
Gleanings, himself a native of Salem, has at last been able to prove beyond a doubt 
whereabouts in " Our Old Home, 1 ' that elder England beyond the seas, we must 
look for the ancestry of the most widely known among the distinguished sons of 
old Salem, the most original ot the prose writers of our New England, and the one 
whose writings are most native to her sod ; a satisfaction tinged with the regret, 
however, that the discovery was not made in the great writer's Life-time. We can 
easily imagine with what delight he would have made a pilgrimage into Berk- 
shire, how gladly he would have loitered about Bintield and Bray, Oruchlield and 
Oakley Green, making new sketches to illustrate his English Note Book, and how 
eagerly his quaint and vivid fancy would have seized even upon the scanty materi- 
als offered to it in the Legend of Hawthorn Hill and its pots of gold, to weave 
therefrom a story that should rival in weirdness any of his Legends of New 

The eldest son and namesake of William Hathorne of Hinfiehl, ami first Ameri- 
can ancestor of the distinguished writer, was, next to Governor Endicott, by far 
the most important personage in tin; civil history of Salem during the first genera- 
tion. By sheer force of natural talent and commanding character, this son of a 
plain English yeoman easily came to the front rank among the many wise and ac- 
tive New England men who were then engaged in the tremendous and to them 
solemn task of founding a state, opening up the wilderness, treating with " tlie 
barbarious Heathen," justly and peaceably if possible, but with lire and sword if 
need he, allotting lands to the new comers in proportion to their means and ability 
and to the numbers of their families, establishing offices of record, settling disputes, 
levying taxes, making provision for meeting-house and school-house, regarding 
justice and morality, a careful religious training and the free education of all, as 
the only sure basis of good order and sound government, tin; only firm ami stable 
foundation whereon to erect the superstructure of a mighty new state. In all this 
Work Major William Hathorne bore a prominent part, whether as an enterprising 
nud prosperous merchant, a trusted citizen and deputy, an honored speaker of the 
House, a wise and influential magistrate in the highest court, or an active and suc- 
cessful commander in the wars; and his career illustrates mosl happily the wonder- 
ful capacity of the Anglo-Saxon race, that imperial race of modern times, it> adapt- 
ability and readiness tu cope with new conditions of lift:, to adjust itself to strange 
and heretofore untried surroundings, its plain and homely common sense, its union 
of native practical sagacity and sound judgment with a love of law and order, ami 
at the same time a spirit of adventure, which has made Great Britain not only the 
most prosperous of nations, but the greatest colonizing people in the world, the 
mother of Nations, and which is so conspicuously ma infested in the marvellous ca- 
reer of her daughters, the "( lr eater Britain " in America and Australia and else- 
where throughout the world wherever a love of enterprise or any other cause has 
led its people to settle and plant new homes. — n. v. w.J 

William Pkppbiikll of St. Stephens by Launceston, in the County of 
Cornwall, 5 June, 1055, proved 15 October IG55, 1>\ dam- Pepperell, bis 
widow, and William Pepperell, his SQ11. Daughter Alice ( under 12) and 
Jane Pepperell, second son Robert, wife dune, son Thomas (under 12) and 
eldest son William. Richard Cull my brother-in-law, John Hoe of Launccs- 
too. Thomas Facy of St. Thomas, and Robert Pepperell my brother (of 


whose unfained affection and fidelity I have had long and frequent experi- 
ments), to be overseers. The witnesses were Nevill Blighett, Will Blag- 
don and Nicholas Dodge. Aylett, 387. 

[The testator could not have been the grandfather of Sir William Pepperrell, 
hart., the captor of Louisburg. Possibly lie may have been his great-grand- 
father. William Pepperrell, the father of the baronet, was born about 1(546, 
having died Feb. 13, 1733-4, in his 87th year. Usher Parsons, M.D., in the biog- 
raphy of the son (Boston, 18.5B) , .states that the father was born in Tavistock, De- 
vonshire: hut ten years later (Register, .ex. 1) he calls him a native ol Wales. The 
Went worth Genealogy (ed. L878, p. 307) calls him a, native of Cornwall. "Tra- 
dition," according to Dr. Parsons, " says that he spoke broad Welsh, as 1 >< >1 1 and 
Woll for Bill and Will." He had three sisters. One married a Phillips, another 
a Gilbert, and the third, Grace, died unmarried. His children were Andrew, Mary, 
Margery, Joanna, Miriam, William the baronet, Dorothy and Jane. For an ac- 
count of the descendants ol the baronet, among whom is Edward Walford, M.A., 
of London, Eng., editor of the Antiquarian Magazine, see Uegistjsk, XX. 1-G. — 

Sir William Pitips, Knight, of Boston in the county of Suffolk, Pro- 
vince of Massachusetts Hay, in New England, 1.8 December, IG'JJ, sworn 
to by Dame Mary PI lips 10 September, IG'JG; proved 20 January, 1G96. 
To brother James Phips or his heirs, the sum of live shillings. To my 
dear and entirely beloved consort Mary Phips, and to her heirs forever, all 
my estate, real and personal, &c. &c, with power to alienate by deed of gift, 
will or codicil. If she should die without having, by will, disposed of my 
estate, <&c, it shall all descend and fall to my adopted son. Spencer Phips 
als Bennett and the heirs of his body. If he should die without, issue sur- 
viving, what is left shall be equally divided and shared, one half thereof by 
my sisters Mary. Margaret and the heirs of my sister Anne deceased, or 
their heirs forever, and the other half in like manner, to the relations of 
my beloved consort, reserving only out of the whole estate one hundred 
pounds current money of New England, which my said relations and the 
relations of my said wife shall cause to be paid unto John Phipps, son to 
my brother John Phipps deceased, or to his heirs, if this be not re- 
pealed by my wife aforesaid. If my dear consort should die before my said 
son is conic to age or is married, then I do nominate and appoint, my friends 
Capt. John Foster, Esq., and Capt. Andrew Belcher of Boston, merchants, 
to be trustees of my estate and guardians to my said son, until he shall be 
of full age or married. 

The witnesses were John Phillips, John White, John Iliskett, Jos i ah 
Stone and John Greenough. Pyno, 15. 

Francis Phipps, the elder, of Reading, in the county of Berks, men- 
tions (inter alios) son Constantino Phipps, in his will proved IGG8. 

Ilctie, 69. 

| A flattering sketch of the mathematical and inventive ability of Sir William 
Phips — our governor during the time of the witchcraft delusion; with a copy of 
the epitaph from hit* monument in St. Mary Woolnoth's Church in London", are 
given in "The Peerage of Ireland," by John Lodge, vol. \ ii. p. 81, ol the edition of 
1 78U, edited by Mervyn Arehdall, as a prelude to the history of the ancestry of 
Lord Mulgravc; which is followed by the statement that Sir William Phips was 
father ol Sir Constantine Phipps, Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1710 to 1711, 
who was grandfather of the first Baron Mulgravc. 

Sir William (whose will is given above) was son of James Phips, a gunsmith, 
who came from Bristol, England, and settled m ar the Kennebec lliver. Cotton 
Mather states that dames had twenty-one sons and live daughters. Sir William 
mentions in his will but one brother and three sisters, and having no child adopts 


his wife's nephew, afterward known as Spencer Phips, w t 1io lived and died in New 
England. Sir Egerton Bridges copied the statement from Archdall and incorporate 
ed it in his celebrated edition of Collins's Peerage (181:2), but having noticed later 
the Life of Sir William Phips by Cotton Mather, corrects the statement in an ap- 
pendix, 60 far as Sir Constantine was concerned, by suggesting that Spencer Phips, 
the adopted son of Sir William, was the true ancestor of Lord Mulgrave. Debrett, 
in his annual Peerage, carried the original story for years, but finally left it out en- 
tirely. Burke substituted "cousin"' for " lather," still keeping Sir William 
Phips for the " figure-head " of the family by saying he was cousin of Sir Con- 
stantine. Savage (1861) Vol. iii. p. 422, calls attentijn to the "preposterous 
fable," and quotes " Smiles's Self-Help, p. 10'J," as a present example -of its con- 
tinuance. The Heraldic Journal (1865), Vol. i. pp. 154-5, contains a full and in- 
teresting account of this tk popular error." The latest promulgation of the old 
story which has come to my sight is in an elegant volume purchased by the Boston 
Athenaeum during 1881, " Picturesque Views of Seats of Noblemen, &c.,". by Kev. 
F. 0. Morris (no date) but evidently a very recent publication, Vol. ii. pp. 11 to 12, 
with a view ol Mulgrave Castle, the seat of the Marquis of Normanby. 

This magnificent place was inherited by Constantine Phipps (a grandson of Sir 
Constantine previously mentioned) from his maternal grandmother, whose paternity 
was a question of historic doubt. 

Catherine Sedley, created Countess of Dorchester for life, was the acknowledged 
mihtress of James II. ; the keeper of his privy purse, Col. James Graham, also had 
intimate relations with her. It happened that her daughter — Lady Catherine Darn- 
ly — bore an exact resemblance to his daughter, the Countess of Berkshire. Col. 
Graham was not inclined to deny the paternity, while the mother asserted that her 
daughter " need not be so proud, as she was not the King's child, but Col. Gra- 
ham's." (Jesse's Lives of the Stuarts, Vol. iii. p. 508.) 

Lady Catherine Darnley was married first to the Earl of Anglesey, from whom 
she was divorced; she then married the Duke of Buckingham. From him she 
received Mulgrave Castle, and she gave it to Constantine Phipps, the son of her 
daughter by her first husband. 

This Constantine Phipps was created Baron Mulgrave of the peerage of Ireland in 
1708, but the titles have accumulated upon his descending line until the present 
head of the family is " Marquis of Normanby, Earl of Mulgrave, Viscount Norman- 
by and Baron Mulgrave of Mulgrave, co. York, in the Peerage of the United King- 
dom; Baron Mulgrave of New Ross, co. Wexford, in the Peerage of Ireland.'''' 
The armorial bearings are quarterings of those of James 11.! and of Sir William 
Phips ! 

Mr. Waters has found a father for a Constantino Phipps, and we hope the whole 
question of relationship to Sir William (if any existed) will be fully settled soon. 
Dr. Marshall in " The Genealogist," Vol. vi., gave new material as to the mar- 
riages and children of the first Constantine. — J. C. J. Brown. 

from Hist , and Antiquities of Beading, by the Kev. Charles Coates, LL.B., Lon- 
don, lflOsJ, p. 415, we learn that there was a tradition that Sir Constantine Phipps, 
the ancestor of the Mulgrave family, was born at Beading. — n. f. w.] 

Symon BltADSTiiEETE, citizen and grocer of London, 22 February, 1027, 
proved 28 February, 1027, by Samuel Bradstreete. Daughter Margaret, 
now wife of Edmond Slater, citizen and mercer of London, married with- 
out my love, leave or consent. My nephew, Samuel Brads treete, to bo 
residuary legatee and sole and absolute executor. Harrington, I I. 

[Simon Hradstreet, the " Nestor of New England," who was governor of Massa- 
chusetts, 1G79-86 and 1689-02, was probably related to the testator. Gov. Brad- 
street used on his will a seal with these arms: On a fesse three crescents, in base a 
greyhound passant (REGISTER, viii. !J1I$)- The tinctures are not indicated. The 
arms of Sir John Valentine Bradstreet, baronet, descended from Simon l>. of Kil- 
mainham, CO. Dublin, Ireland, created a baronet in 1 7.3U , are, Aig. a greyhound 
passant gules; on a chief sable three crescents or. 

The father of Gov. Bradstreet was named Simon, according to the statement of 
the Kev. Simon B. of New London (Reg. ix. 113). Cotton Mather, who docs not 
give the christian name, says that he was "a minister in Lincolnshire who was 
always a nonconformist at home as well as when preacher at Middlcburgh 
abroad" (Magnalia, ed. 1702, Lk. ii. p. 10; ed. Ib53, vol. i. p. IJs). Gov. Brad- 


street, according to Mather, was " born at Horbling, March, 1003." lie died at 
Salem, March 27, 1(507, " tot. 94," according to the inscription on his monument 
(Reg. i. 70). He wan bred at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, A.B. 1020, A.M. 
1024, came to New England in 1030, being then secretary of the Massachusetts 
Company. He married first, Anne, daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley, by whom he 
had eight children — Samuel, Dorothy married Rev. Seaborn Cotton ; Sarah wife of 
Richard Hubbard; Rev. Simon, Hannah or Ann, wife of Andrew Wiggin ; Dud- 
ley, John, and Mercy wile of Nathaniel Wade. He married secondly Mrs. Anne 
(Downing) Gardiner. See memoirs, Register, i. 75-7; viii. 312-13. Lists ot 
descendants of him and his gifted wife, the first female poet in New England, in- 
cluding some eminent American writers, are printed in the Register, viii. 312-25 ; 
ix. 113-21.— Editor. 1 

John Sedgwicke, of the parish of S l Savior's, Southwark, in county 
Surrey, brewer, 27 November, 1038, proved 5 December, 1638, by Mar- 
tha Sedgwicke, widow and executrix. To be buried in the parish church 
of S l Savior's. To wife Martha two thousand pounds of money and cer- 
tain personal property at my house at Barnes in county Surrey, late in the 
occupation of M r Ihibland deceased. To my mother Elizabeth Sedg- 
wicke, of Woburn in the county of Bedford, widow, the sum of live hun- 
dred pounds in money within one year after my decease. But if she die 
before the expiration of said year, . then two hundred and fifty pounds of 
that money to be given to my wife and the other two hundred and fifty 
pounds to be at the disposal and ordering of my said mother to such of her 
children as she shall think most meet, at her own will and pleasure. To my 
sister Mary Houghton, now wife of Robert Houghton, and their daughter 
Martha, my god-daughter, the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds within one 
year, &c. To my brother William Sedgwicke, minister of Farnam, near 
Bishops Starford, fifty pounds within one year, &c. " Item 1 give and re- 
mitt to my loving brother Robert Sedgwicke, of Charlestowne in new Eng- 
land Thirtie and eight pounds which bee oweth nice by bill and fourty shil- 
lings to buy him a ring." To my father and mother in law, Edward and 
Joan Wicke, of Leigh ton in^the county of Bedford, the sum of live pounds 
each; to sister Joan Wicke ten pounds ; to brothers Matthew, Mark and 
Thomas Wicke ten pounds apiece; and to brother Luke Wicke thirty 
pounds; all within one year after my decease. To my friend and brother 
.Nicholas Crisp, citizen and girdler of London, ten pounds, and to his wife 
Sarah Crisp, ten pounds within one year, Au\ To the poor of (he parish 
of Woburn in the County of Bedford, the sum of twenty pounds, it 
being the parish in which I was born. To the poor of the town of Leigh- 
ton twenty pounds. To the poor of the Liberty of the upper ground, on 
the Bankeside, in the parish of St. Saviors, ten pounds. To ten poor godly 
ministers of God's word the sum of forty pounds, to be distributed at the 
discretion of my overseers. To M 1 ' Nicholas Morton, minister of (he pa- 
rish of St. Saviors, forty shillings to preach my funeral sermon. To M r 
dames Archer, minister also of the said parish, forty shillings. To my 
uncle, Mr Stephen Sedgwicke, brewer, five pounds to buy him a ring. To 
servant Nathaniel Barrow five pound's. Wife Martha to be executrix, 
and kinsmen and friends Edward Wicke, Stephen Sedgwicke, Nicholas 
Crisp and Robert Houghton to be overseers. Leo, Lbl. 

[Robert Sedgwick, named in this will as brother of the testator, was a prominent 
man in early New England history. It is noteworthy that Sarah Sedgwick, second 
wife of Gov. John Lcverett (Reg. xxxv. 348), who has been supposed to be a sister 
of Robert, is not mentioned here. Robert Sedgwick settled in Uharlestown as early 
as 1030, was one of the founders of the Artillery Company in 1638, was chosen Ma- 


jor-Gencral, the lushest military office in the colony, May GO, 1052; went to Eng- 
land and was appointed by Cromwell commander of the expedition which captured 
in 1654 the French posts in Acadia. He was sent aH a commissioner to Jamaica alter 
the capture of that island (IJeg. ante, p. 24), where he died May 24 (Drake) , or 
June 24 (Palfrey), 1650. His children were Samuel, Hannah, William and Rob- 
ert (YVyjnan's Charlestown). His widow Joanna became the second wife of Rev. 
Thomas Allen of Charlestown, whose first wife was Anna, widow of John Harvard, 
founder of Harvard College. Descendants have been distinguished in literature and 
in civil and military life.— Editor.] 

Notes on Abstracts previously printed. 
Constant Sylvester. (Ante, xxxvii. 385.) 

Grace Sylvester. — In the Register for October last, page 385, Mr. Waters gives 
an abstract of the will of Constant Silvester, made in Barbadoes in 1671, In this 
will the testator gives his two daughters, Grace and Mary, " two thousand pounds 
each on the day of their marriage, besides One hundred pounds each to buy them 
a jewel at the age of 10 years.*' The Following deposition, made by the mother of 
these two young ladies, has been transcribed from the ' k Proceedings in the Spirit- 
ual Court of the Diocese of London," and brings to light an interesting episode 
in the annals of the family of Sylvester : 

" 12 Die Menses Decembris Anno Dom 1685 which day appeared p'son- 
ally Grace Sylvester, widdow and Relict of Constant Sylvester, Esquire, 
dee d and by vertue of her oath deposed that about Ten years since her hus- 
band being dead, her affaires called her into Barbadoes ; she left her child- 
ren, viz 1 one Sonn and two daughters under the care and tuition and gov- 
ernment to Anne Walrond her sister, who dyed in ffebruary last, as she was 
informed and she was likewise informed y c one M r John Staples being an 
acquaintance of this deponents sonn Constant Sylvester, thereby became 
acquainted with Grace Sylvester this deponents daughter and pretended to 
make his addresses to her in the way of marriage and the same (as this de- 
ponent was informed) Came to the Knowledge of the said Anne Walrond 
&she forbad the said John Staples to come to the said House and he there- 
upon did desist and she doth farther depose that she this deponent arrived 
at London on the 28 th of September last and after such her arrival Sir 
Henry Pickering Bar* made courtshipp in the way of marriage to her this 
Deponents daughter Grace Sylvester and bo made also his addresses to this 
deponent (herein to whom she gave her consent, upon Information of his 
Quality, State and Condition ami after some tynie the said M* John Sta- 
ples came to her this deponents lodgings in S l James S* viz 1 , on or about 
the o' 1 day of Nov 1 last and in the p r sence of this Depon*, Henry Walrond 
Sen" Esq" and severall other p r sons the said m r John Staples told this de- 
ponent that he understanding that her daughter Grace was speedily to be 
married to Sir Henry Pickering and he thought good to acquaint this de- 
ponent that her daughter could not justly p r ceed in the s d match, for she 
was by promise engaged to him or to that elt'ect and he being asked, when, 
where, and in whose; p'senco, he answered, in the Mall in S* James and that 
her sister Mary and Mrs Mary Seaman wore: with them, but were either 
soe much before or behind them that they could not heare theire discourse 
and the s d Grace Sylvester being then p'sent absolutely denyed that she 
made any such p'mise, but declared that she told him that she would never 
marry any p r son w"' out her mothers consent and approbation, or to that 
very effect, whereupon the s' 1 John Staples replyed that the p'mise made 
to him had that condicou and the s d Grace denying any p'mise, the s <l John 

Staples said that thi* 

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